We have to move on, not easy but necessary. The weather window shall be okay to sail over to Madeira now and spend a few days in one of my other favourite marinas in Funchal. The last bits and pieces of former Hurrikane Danielle have been pushed away by a huge high pressure system currently developing southwest of Santa Maria and moving in our favour. That is the plan, a bit fragile but “tries make wise” as Volker from SY Hexe use to say: “Versuch macht klug!”

Moving on, I am still a bit puzzled how different the Atlantic Islands are. This not only from a landscape point of view but also from climate, culture and cuisine, just to name a few. Not to forget the cycling 🚴‍♂️ aspect.

🎼...pack ich meinen Mut unter den Hut und jag den wilden Träumen hinterher...🕺

The passage north to the Azores from Lanzarote was not a piece of cake for me but without doubt worth the effort. A brilliant archipelago during summer.

Feel free to join me out on the ocean over the next few days!

Fair winds…