Current Position: 14 54.83 N 023 30.23 W Click to view map.
Distance sailed since last post: 117 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track here
The message we sent yesterday was sent by our inReach satellite SMS device as we wanted to test it out. As you can see, it worked well – we were able to send a message from the middle of the ocean and have it picked up and posted on our blog, along with our position being displayed on the map.
So that is good.
And, yes, we caught two tuna at the same time. And we saw a shark. So was the shark there because the fish were there? Or did we catch the fish because they were escaping from the shark? We were just hoping that we wouldn’t catch the shark itself. Not something that we would like to deal with.
We arrived in Santiago this morning and were hoping to anchor in a nice little bay next to Cidade Velha (Old City) a World Heritage town that used to be Santiago’s capital. But the wind was strong, and it wasn’t very sheltered, so we moved on to Praia (the current capital) where we have found a nice anchorage. We then took a quick bus trip back to Cidade Velha.
Tomorrow we will do a long day sail to Brava, the most westerly island, where we will spend one day.
Then, after that we embark on the big crossing. And we will keep you posted by means of our nice inReach device. So do follow us on the map! Remember, if you haven’t done so already, you can sign up to receive automatic updates whenever we post something on the blog by going here.