Without the engine purring along we would have been becalmed today. We are motoring through glassy seas at 5kts towards Lanzarote. Occasionally wind will fill in from the SE at up to 8 kts, making for some amount of brief sailing. Since the work done on the engine this morning it is running well without any sign of problems. Though due to the delays of repair we only made 108nm today.
Teaching the kids how we danced in the 80’s
This morning we caught a good sized Atlantic Bonito Tuna which put up a good fight. This was our biggest fish landed to date, greatly assisted by our new rig and gaff.
The afternoon was so calm that we found ourselves motoring amongst a school of Albacore Tuna. The water was so clear that we could see hundreds of fish swimming alongside beside us. We remained on deck watching the show for at least an hour.
Issy has decided to make her own video’s of the voyage, and hopefully we can compile these into a bit of a video about life onboard Sunday Island.
Check out our position, course, speed and weather at:
Sunday Island continues make her way to Lanzarote in light winds. The forecasted winds from the north have been less than expected, with only 8-10 kts of wind from astern, rather than the 15kts we hoped for in this part of the voyage.
All well onboard. The weather has been calm allowing for a few hours of school every morning. In the afternoon the kids are decorating the boat for Halloween cutting spiders and mice from paper and using ribbon to make cobwebs. Occasionally when we allow it Max has been enjoying watching nature documentary’s. His favourite focuses on the Adele Penguins in Antarctica.
We did not catch a fish yesterday despite changing lewars a few times. The fishing boats and nets have also disappeared since we got south of Cape Gihr.
Presently we are making 5kts towards a small island to the north of Lanzarote. We expect to anchor tonight, but still hopeful the wind will increase from astern so we can arrive in to the anchorage in daylight.