Archive for September 6, 2010

Land Ahoy!

Posted in Sailing, the Atlantic Ocean on September 6, 2010 by maidofmettle

After a brief period of being becalmed last night and this morning the wind has come back and Pete was the first to spot land an hour or so ago. We are pretty sure it is Madeira (with Porto Santo somewhere shaded by it), and we’re just under 40 nm from Porto Santo. As for how long it will take to get there, that depends on if the wind behaves itself! The forecast is for even lighter wind by Tues so we’ll just have to see how it goes.

All ok on board. Have settled more into our watches and are mostly over any seasickness but will be pleased to arrive. Have just enjoyed a big fry-up so we must be feeling better than the start.