Land Ahoy!

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.

6 Responses to “Land Ahoy!”

  1. The Internet at sea? Me thinks we need to see some pictures of the is “land” are you sure you’re on a boat?

    • maidofmettle Says:

      not quite ‘internet’. More a cunning way of sending emails via sat phone. Will put some photos up soon and yes we were sure we were at sea!! Cheeky

  2. Still need confirmation of course! But well done to you all.

  3. Congratulations – So you do know how to navigate – well done.

    • maidofmettle Says:

      Looks like it though we’d probably plan some other things a bit better next time…we got a little caught out not thinking the tides out fully. Glad to be on land now though šŸ™‚

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