Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Whoa, we're going to Barbados

Position at 1400 GMT 16:18N 26:57W.  Around 15 knots Easterly wind, skies clearing after overnight rain, Course 262, Speed 5.8 knots, messy lumpy rolly seas
We finally departed Mindelo in the Cape Verde Island Group on Boxing Day at 2pm along with Tactical Directions and Ventana.  Our original departure took us through the passage between the islands which provided us with some reasonably flat water for the first couple of hours and then we hit the lumpy bits, and in the lumpy stuff we have been ever since!!
The winds have been fluky changing direction and strength, but mainly light, plus we had rain overnight.  It was the darkest night I think we have ever sailed in, couldn't even see the back of the boat.
First Mahi Mahi was caught by Tony early morning, but I hear now the lure has gone - these fish are somewhat expensive.  Thats it for today.  

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