WED Dec 05, 2018 - Day 110 - 31º19'N 011º22'W to 30º08'N 011º58'W

WED Dec 05, 2018 - Day 110 - 31º19'N 011º22'W to 30º08'N 011º58'W

Today is a great sailing day, great winds, some smaller periods of calm winds, too and relatively low swells. Also dolphins are visiting us several times and provide some great entertainment. And I interrupt Michelle’s sun bathing with some long overdue MOB exercise.

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Dec 04, 2018 - Day 109 - 32º23'N 010º26'W to 31º19'N 011º22'W

Dec 04, 2018 - Day 109 - 32º23'N 010º26'W to 31º19'N 011º22'W

Another day at sea with nothing but water in our 360º sight. In the afternoon we see another sailboat at the horizon headed a similar course. We will sail “together” for a couple of days but not see more of each other than the sails sitting on the horizon or the navigation lights at night. We do not know the name of the boat or the crew neither where they were headed eventually, but we felt a strange way of togetherness for the couple of days we “met.”

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Dec 03, 2018 - Day 108 - 33º29'N 009º20'W to 32º23'N 010º26'W

Dec 03, 2018 - Day 108 - 33º29'N 009º20'W to 32º23'N 010º26'W

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.

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Dec 02, 2018 - Day 107 - 33º54'N 007º46'W to 33º29'N 009º20'W

Dec 02, 2018 - Day 107 - 33º54'N 007º46'W to 33º29'N 009º20'W

An uneventful day at sea with good winds and only moderate swell. We saw an open fishing boat with four men in it far out in the ocean with just an outboarder. The guys had no life-wests or other means of safety. I was shocked how those guys risk their lives every day to make a living.

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Dec 01, 2018 - Day 106 - Rabat to 33º54'N 007º46'W

Dec 01, 2018 - Day 106 - Rabat to 33º54'N 007º46'W

At sea again. Finally. As much as I love to explore new lands, I am still a sailor and I love to be at sea. We got stuck a few days because the ocean swell was too high for the marina to open. At the day of departure we moved the boat to the customs pontoon, cleared out and followed the pilot through Bouregreg river to the open sea. We chose a Western course at first to stay clear of the plenty of unmarked fishing nets and unlit fishing boats closer to shore.

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