Another plesent but bumpy sail towards Cp Verde, yet still no dolphins!
Wind for much of the day has been averaging 27kts, with gusts up to 32kts from the ENE. The day was spent with two reefs in the mainsail and the staysail Sea state increased and we had a few breakers around us, with only one managing to get into the cockpit.
More and more kamakasi flying fish are landing on our deck, and with first light there was a bit of a smell in the cockpit but only one casualty on the windward rail. Later in the day we found a group of five fish in the forward cockpit all bunched up against the bimini. They were given a very brief sea funeral.
Cp Verde is almost in site, and whilst we have not seen any other yachts since departing Santa Cruze, we now have three other yachts on AIS within 6nm. We will anchor in outskirts of Mindelo harbour in the early hours of the morning and then move further into the harbour when we have light as the pilot and charts identify a number of sunk and abandoned vesels in the harbour.