Biscay

by Adrian on September 21, 2010

Motoring along with 11 knts of wind behind us with no sight of land for 2 days. Have seen 1 other yacht recently, otherwise pretty quiet.

After clearing Finisterre yesterday in calm conditions we thought we were very lucky – right until the morning fog descended and we couldn’t see a thing. Fortunately radar, alert crew and the fact that there was very little traffic saw us through until it lifted a couple of hours later.

After fog came fishing vessels – a whole variety to dodge – from large factory trawlers to a fleet of ships with large arm-like appendages extending out from the sides trailing huge long lines.

The wind has died down now to just below what we need to sail, so we’re motoring along steadily. At least it’s now stupidly rough or blowing a gale!

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