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At Sea: International Waters

October 16th, 2008 · No Comments

Outside all countries 200 mile zone of territorial waters, but will soon be within 200 miles of Madeira. Current position 35.723,-13.524 with N force 3. We haven’t seen any fishing boats which is excellent but there is a surprising amount of cargo vessels. The AIS gives you their destination and I don’t think we have had two vessels with the same destination yet. We have had Durban, St Petersburg, Port Said, Barcelona, Vigo, Dakar, Montreal, Rotterdam, Mersin, Emden and Rio Grande to mention a few.

Had a long spinnaker run in the light airs yesterday and the wind got a little when we took it down for night fall so the average is still good at just under 6 knots. 5 knot average from here will get us in at 06:00 on Saturday Morning.

Saw a storm petrel at 37.00, -12.02 yesterday. I make that 150 miles from the nearest land.

Temperature rising. Didn’t drop below 20’C last night and the sea is up another 1.5’C at about 22’C.

David and Mary.

Tags: At Sea · Atlantic Leg