We left Fogo yesterday with the usual strong NE winds and headed towards the island of Santiago. We were sheltered somewhat making our way north, along the western side of the island.
At midnight we had to brace the yards and alter course along the top coast of the island heading east, out of the shelter and into the wind again for a rough passage towards the east.
It is now midday and after much tacking and bracing of yards we are still about 7 or 8 hours away from the proposed anchorage off the island of Boa Vista. Hopefully we’re in store for a night at anchor in a sheltered spot.
With a maximum wind force gusting 10 is it any wonder we haven’t seen another ship at sea since we left Sal. Just the odd fishing boat at the ports and anchorages and Ferries and ships at ports.
Aft Starboard Watch