Besides some minor boat work, socialising is high on the agenda these days. Today SY Coya – an X46 yacht – arrived from Bermuda. We had a lot to exchange with skipper Torsten and his crew members Michael and Wolfram over a couple of pints.

Rainer and myself also said hallo to Susanne, skippering SY Nehaj and well known in the space of solo sailing the world. I had spoken to Susanne couple of days back on 14313kHz while still on passage. Very exiting to listen to her stories. Perhaps we get another chance.

The spirit in this marina is very special with all sailors just having completed a longer passage and very different to Mindelo/Cabo Verde, where all sailors were about to start a longer passage. While people in Mindelo were busy and more tensed, here in Horta the atmosphere is driven by party and relaxation as the voyage has been complete and general relief is governing the interactions.

Fair winds…