But now we know. We really know:) Because now we are the ones who are strange. We arrived to Sal…and guess what? We were so tired that all the next day no one of us had energy to go ashore and discover the island. We needed time to relax…take a swim…tidy up the boat , check how is holding the anchor ….and sleep.
SO BUT HOW WAS OUR TRIP?
GOOD! Was a great experience to know our boat better, to try all ways of sailing down wind, to discover best timetable for watch keeping hours and to see that there are still so many things we need to learn about sailing in Oceans…..
Also there were no sunny days in all trip. Nights were moonless and so dark that we could not see a horizont. After leaving sunny Canarian islands we were missing so much that blue sky and the sun. If not the temperature which was rising up mile after mile we could not believe we were sailing south towards Africa.
One sailing boat, two cargo ships, some birds and dolphins were all what we saw in all 6 days at sea. And the last days it came winds with sand so even if there were more boats around we could not see them anyway.
But there is one thing he hated. It,s the engine. Straight after we start leaving the pantoon in Hierro and motoring out of the harbour till we raised the sails Bimbache started his loud MIAAAAUUUU concert . And once the engine was off he went relaxed to sleep as if nothing has happened. Lets say its clear that till we have Bimbache on board our engine will have to work as little as possible.
Good for boat good for our pockets:)