We are heading into the first night and if all went well with our IT settings there should be a blog below this one to show our roster duty schedule on this voyage.
After an early out of bed this morning last few things got put in place and then we went at 7am to the backary to get some late fresh bread and pastry. Back onboard it started to rain…hm…but then also some thunder was approaching Porto from South. Checking the weather radar showed that the weather front should be gone by 9am, our scheduled departure time.
It became a bit of a rought start at the beginning, some current against wind waves at the port entrance bara and then suddenly up to 30kts wind out of nowhere. After a while it stabilized and one of the factors was to get away from the shore. Under some blue sky and a wave pattern typical for the Baltic Sea we made our way along our routing track – some under sail and some under engine and some under both, so called motor sailing.
Dolpins were suddenly jumping around the boat, some distance lightning around but far away we are now crossing the motor way North-South-North of the major merchant ships. Visibility is great, the moon shows us the way, a bird has just landed on our outboard engine to take some rest and we are enjoying the first night on the ocean.
Up to now the weather routing works and we hope it will not surprise us later…
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