Today we see nothing but blue water and blue sky. Only at around 14:00 we see another sailboat (S/V Promethe) crossing our path. From their course they are coming from the Straight of Gibraltar headed for one of the Western Canary Islands. We lost sight later in the night. It is always exciting to see other sailboats in the vast water desert of the oceans.
Atlantic Ocean, Casablanca (ref. Spanish forecast area)
2/8 at first, then clearing up, hazy in the late evening. Winds NE 3-4 at first, then decreasing to 2-3 Bft and shifting to ENE, later to SE, decreasing to 0-2 Bft. Seas 1-2 m all day. Pressure 1022 slightly dropping to 1021 HPa. Min. temp.: 18ºC, max. temp.: 25ºC.
main sail, genoa and mizzen set, motor off, HDG 260
04:30 - autopilot set to wind angle 170º Stbd, genoa reefed away
05:45- HDG 210, genoa set
10:30 - HDG 215
10:45 - pusher sail set
12:30 - autopilot set to wind angle 115º Port
14:00 - mizzen lowered
14:50 - motor on
15:30 - genoa and pusher sail lowered
Mileage (over ground)
Today: 95,5 nm
Total: 2.457,0 nm