Total distance covered: 1192 nautical miles
Last 24 hours: 124 nautical miles (5.17 knots average)
To Martinique: 2091 nautical miles
We’re at sea again! Cast off in Mindelo yesterday at noon. Next stop is Martinique, with nothing but a vast ocean in between. At first the wind left a lot to be desired, but in the evening it picked up and we were able to make a good stretch to the west for at least a few hours. The full moon has shone on Porky as she elegantly rides the waves. The cross wave really rocked us. But after sponges and cloths were put between dishes and glasses, the crew could get some sleep. But then the wind calmed down again during the night. The lingering waves, the full moon and the constant adjustment of the sails kept us all awake. Where is the predicted wind? So we bobbed with flapping genoa, which is not only bad for the sail, but also for the mood on board. With the sunrise came a little wind again and we first sailed towards the SW in order not to lose more days in the predicted calm. Even at night it stays warm and slowly the winter clothes are being buried further and further back in the closet.