Most of the first 24 hours along this coast has been in rough conditions. The wind has as expected been blowing from north. Through the night between 20 an 30 knots, but during the day it has decreased and finally the waves has also come down to a reasonably level, so it is comfortable on board. We are outside Figuera Da Foz now when the sun is setting and are not expecting much wind through the night so around midday tomorrow we will enter Spanish Waters.
The Bay of Biscay may give us some challenges. Close to our route it will be 2-3 small but very aggressive low-pressure systems. Most likely we will be just ahead of them, but we will have to make a smart decision tomorrow afternoon if we shall cross the bay directly. We have had a short chat with Mads, our weather guru today and he will give us some good advices tomorrow.
We have had some training sessions with Cottee today so she has now learnt to; Sit, sit as a teddy bear, lie down, present herself with the right paw and fetch and deliver various things we throw away. We have also had a walk around on deck.
Cottee, Maren and Karl Otto