Well the start of the Mindelo to St Lucia Leg started without any hitch. Well as long as you don’t count the lack of wind as a hitch. This has continued until now where we have now about 5-6 knots, although forecasts for tonight and tomorrow show it building.
We weren’t long out of Mindelo when we caught our first Tuna, a handsome little devil which has provided us with dinner on the bar-b-que last night and it will be enough for a nice stir fry tonight. We also had a visit at twilight from a lovely little pod of atlantic dolphins who played and frolicked with us for about an hour, coincidence they came when we caught the tuna, good omen?
The noticeable difference in temperature just a few miles out is great, although the trip down has been warm, you notice that you are definitely in the tropics now, not as we’ve heard like the UK now down in single digits, brhhhh!
We’ve got some company with two other yachts, in fact two catamarans, La Boheme and Starship Friendship – nice to see friendly lights out there for our first night in this vast ocean – which is at the moment 5,000 meters deep. Without Google we are unable to remember which mountain is the same height – answers on a postcard please.
Next on the bucket list is to sight some whales – they have been elusive so far except for the fake killer whales who are really dolphins – these really exist look them up! Wish us luck
Don’t forget to check out the YB tracker to see how we are doing and where we are…