well, my plan was to write more about life in general onboard this sailing boat, important daily things like saving water or how to cook, nightshifts and stuff in general, but somehow it turned our that we’re busy all the time. and due to the current weather we’re about to leave on monday, that’s tomorrow or today, depending on how you want to put it.
on http://www.climaat.angra.uac.pt/WebCams/index7.htm you can actually see us if you’re fast enough, there is this wavebreaker, and it has some broader parts on the right side, with some construction site on it, just in front there, there is the sailing boat i’m now living on for almost 2 months. the marina was so full that we had to anchor in the harbour.
until the azores we’ve been 3 ppl, the owner of the ship, a journalist returning from south america and me. leaving soon to England, we’re only 2, the journalist left towards home early, not having had that much fun on the atlantic (http://www.pia-roeder.de/ )
yesterday we already bought about 4 big backpacks of food for the crossing to england which is expected to take around two weeks. this morning I left again for some the supermarket, finishing that part. we continued cleaning the boat a bit, found a hole in the cockpit explaining the saltwater in some storage room and found salt-water at another place below the seats in the ‘salon’.
some days ago we already painted some logo onto the wall in the harbour of horta on faial, as it is tradition. and met some more people from germany returning, most them today watching football. (not us, we helped some guy repairing his sail and reinstalling it (90m^2))
a way to check the weather we’re currently facing is e.g. using grib files or checking out http://www.passageweather.com/ .
pia already uploaded some pictures on flickr, you can check them on http://www.flickr.com/photos/33787195@N06/ , also some pictures of mr. kiwi are included.
so far so good, you’ll hear again something from England