Day 1: We finally started at 26th November at noon to the Canary Islands. After the first half hour Dieter noticed another fishing ship passing by but couldn’t see it on our plotter. We realized that the plug of our AIS wasn’t connected due to some maintenance before. Claudi repaired the plug and we were relieved that it worked again and we could see other ships and they could see us.
It is amazing how different the sunset looks every day...
The day before Claudi saw that there was full moon but on the sea it appeared only at 21 o’clock. With full moon sailing is more comfortable because you can see the waves.
Otherwise you feel like being on a ghost ship floating through the water...
At 23:30 Claudi went to bed and Dieter took the night shift.
Day 2 27th November: When Claudi got up at 7:30 she saw long big waves with an altitude of maybe 2 metres. It was not bad but her stomach needed time until noon to harmonize with the situation.
On this trip Dieter felt more safe on the boat and wasn’t scared like on the trip crossing the biscay. He took from time to time some medicine which made the stay on the boat much easier for him. He could get up and took part in the daily life on the boat – more or less ;o)
Until 3 pm we were able to listen to Portuguese radio channel which was quite an enormous range. From 535 nautical miles (nm) we had 386 nm to go.
At 6 pm we could hear arabic music because we got closer to the Moroccan coast ;o)
In the evening we got 9 knots of wind from the side so we set all sails. Unfortunately, we ran always one engine because there was not enough wind to make progress on the route. Normally, there is more wind than expected on the internet but this time we had less...