We are off from Lagos. One day after schedule as the winds are not playing on our team these days. We will have a not very comfortable first day and night, but from tomorrow morning the wind will decrease and hopefully we will have nice conditions from then and until we have crossed the Bay of Biscay.
Postponing the departure with one day gave us an opportunity to explore a little bit of the area. We have met Arve and Jannicke Eriksen which are here with their Bestewind 50. We have had lunch and dinner together, nice conversations and we also borrowed their rental car for a trip to Sagres and the Cabo Sao Vicente. We walked around the fortress, had a look at the weather and the waves we are heading towards right now, and experienced the enormous forces from the underwater caves on the tip of the Cabo. When the big swell and waves hit the coast and fill the underwater caves with water, air is pushed vertically up 50 m where there is an opening with a vertical storm is blowing – fascinating!
A lot of new sounds and movement for Cottee, but she seems to be settling down well on board so far.
We will round the Cabo Sao Vicente in about one and a half hour. Hopefully we can obtain some positive speed over ground when we will point the bow towards north.