13 Aug 2011 depart San Miguel Azores 19 Aug 2011 arrive Funchal Madeira 534 miles.

Marina half empty here. And lumpy inside. Uli has arrived! Rented car for 3 days and we toured island. Much to see here, all very cool. Good to have Uli aboard. Southwest wind 4-5 to start. Decided not to stop in Santa Maria this year. Maybe time to visit one of the Canaries when we get close. Good first night but wind is going light. Uli’s cooking much better than mine. Very slow. 3 days now light and easy. Wind still southwest. Hooked a bonita, not worth eating. WeFax says change coming. Change is here, wind northeast and force 7. Seas getting up and sloppy. Uli not as comfortable now, but she’s doing ok. My turn to cook. Loud night, wild ride. Clear morning and wind down 5-6. Heading points to Madeira, why not stop? Decision made. Morning is yesterday’s twin. Just off west of Madeira at noon. Wind down to nothing. Seems Funchal is off the list, on to Canaries. Wind changes up to 2-3 and south-southwest. Back to Madeira. Monster 8 inch dorado attacks lure! (laugh and release). Moored in the Marina at Funchal just past dark. Dinner out.

About Quinn

20 year solo sailor and developer of Nimble Navigator Charting Software. I sail a Lyle Hess 28 foot Bristol Channel Cutter and have over 100,000 miles on her log.
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