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At sea: Back in company

November 20th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Position 24.53, -18.15 at 08:30 GMT. 539 miles to go.
Wind NE2.

I thought it was going to be just ourselves for this trip but the dolphins are back. We have had 3 large groups visit. Half a dozen or so of the second group were well clear of the water on a regular basis as they approached. Almost like they were trying to get the best early view of Giselle. Just seen a storm petrel. He is 140 miles from the nearest land – Western Sahara.
More cargo vessels. We have seen one every 3 hours since the last blog post yesterday.

I hadn’t appreciated how easy it is to leave and enter the ocean currents. We are back in the Canaries Current now but for a period we lost it yesterday. 0.5 knot went to zero, sea cooled by a degree and colour was grey rather than the currents turquoise.


Tags: At Sea · Atlantic Leg

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Glenys // Nov 21, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    Haven’t seen a storm petrel – where is the posed photograph?
    Glenys X

  • 2 Liz Dykes // Dec 2, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    No white horse;s here Just white snow.