Apart from some swell leftovers the sea is calm as the wind dropped to 5kts as predicted. Slow-going we followed our track passing a number of fishing vessels, some needed incredible attention and others just a glance. One trawler drove me nuts and finally I passed with a minimum distance of 0.5nm. AIS and Radar is a great help for these occasions.

Stars and waxing moon had to give way after some hours and grey sky seem to have taken over again. Sunrise is 6:48am today, not sure it will be visible.

The approach into Porto Delgada is very straight forward and the engine will take us on the last few miles now to a secured berth.

Good to be back especially with the prospect of Susan’s arrival shortly to share some time in the Azores together.

Fair winds…