TUE Dec 25, 2018 - Day 131 - Arrecife to 28º30'N 013º36'W

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Summary
After the Harmattan lost some of its power we planned the departure for the afternoon to allow for a relaxed shower, good lunch and a goodbye with our friends. As always it got a little later than planned and we finally set sail at 16:45. After three weeks on land we all had to grow sea legs again. Even though the swell was not very high we all struggled some the first day.

Sea Area
Atlantic Ocean, East of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura Islands

Weather
Clear skies. Winds NE 2-3 Bft. Seas 2 m swells, decreasing to 1 m in the late evening. Pressure 1021 increasing 1023 HPa. Min. temp.: 18ºC, max. temp.: 26ºC.

Nautical Log
16:40 - motor on
16:45 - departure, pilotage
17:00 - HDG 200
18:00 - man sail and genoa set, autopilot set to wind angle 130º Port/COG 178
20:10 - motor off
22:00 - autopilot set to wind angle 140º Port/COG 170
23:00 - autopilot set to wind angle 140º Port/COG 186
24:00 - autopilot set to wind angle 140º Port/COG 211

Incidents
none

Sightings
22:45-22:55 - 6-10 dolphins
23:00 - MS Marella Dream

Maintenance Log
Diesel: 254 l (tanks and canisters)
Water: 198 l (tank only)

Other
none

Mileage (over ground)
Today: 24,1 nm
Total: 2.761,1 nm