Day 5 on Elinca! Refreshed after our brief stopover in La Coruna we set off for some champagne* sailing off the Spanish coast and hoisted our brand new Kukri cruising chute. After a top bit of grub we enjoyed a good old sing-song round the hypothetical camp fire (cockpit locker), with Jonny strumming away on the ship’s guitar, as the sun set out to sea (1 owl, 13 pussycats, and a 67ft pea-green boat). Night watch brought a stiff breeze and an exciting bit of sailing; Elinca pulling a solid 10 knots upwind, creaming through the Atlantic swell.
Cape Finisterre loomed as morning broke, marking the end of the UK shipping forecast areas, as we plunged deeper toward the Portuguese coast.
Shamefully we must admit that none of us know where the Spanish Armada left from – answers on a digital postcard please!
AK and the crew
*for ‘champagne’ read perfect winds, sunshine, and a relatively flat sea – not the drinking part