The sun is out under a blue sky. The humming noise from the engine still on and that will probably go on for another few days. Sails are up and helping us together with 0.5 to 0.8kn of friendly current to close the gap to Horta, a traditional must destination for any sailor coming from West and arriving in Azores.

We got plenty of water & food. Both of us, Rainer and me, are spreading an incredible positive mindset to make this passage memorable with gale force winds at the start and a glassy sea at the end.

There is no reason to be bored. While the lady gets an extra portion of care here and there, we grab the chance to allow some good quality time for ourselves.

Fair winds…