Friday, November 30, 2007

Southwest to Madeira - Day 1

We started our day happily underway tuning our like-new rig. We watched mainland Europe fade into the distance and reflected on our enjoyable stay in Portugal. Dusk brought dark clouds and heavier than forecasted wind which helped us log 170nm of the approximately 440nm passage. It was a cold night requiring the ski hat and full foul weather gear. During the night my captain rescued a squid transported on deck by one of the 2m plus high waves that hit our stern quarter throughout the night. I'm excited about visiting the Madeira archipelago which is an autonomous region of Portugal located off Africa's west coast.

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