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At Sea: 738 Miles to Cape Verde

November 18th, 2008 · 1 Comment

We got away from a small port on the east of Gran Canaria, Puerto Taliarte, (27.987, -15.371) early this morning. We had moved across from Lanzarote to test out the water maker after fitting the bits Sheana and Ewan had delivered to us. It can only be run in clean waters out of harbour. It had a leak so we anchored outside the harbour to sort it and test. Easily sorted but the anchorage was very rolly hence early start!

On route now to Ilha do Sal in the Cape Verde, a distance of 812 miles (6 1/2 days ish). This is the longest leg we have set off on so far. Wind acceleration zone off Gran Canaria gave us 30-35 knots from the stern and now we have a north westerly wind force 4. Should get back to NE 4 soon.

Cape Verde are on GMT-1 and we have changed the boat time to this.


Tags: At Sea · Atlantic Leg

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Lesley // Nov 20, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    Yay! you finally got dad onto the yacht! He looks quite at home, deer stalker flapping in the wind.