The cupboards, the water tanks (yes, both of them again), the dieseltanks and the fruit and veggie nets are are all full. The boat, the clothes and the crew have been washed and we have enough reading, viewing, playing, making things materials to stay busy for a year. And the boat has been checked and checked from the top of the mast to the bottom for the keel. After a blissful week in an apartment with Opa and Omi.
We are finally ready to step back on the boat and loosen the lines for our longest passage of this trip, the 2000 nautical miles from Mindelo to Paramaribo, Suriname.
Our tummies are rumbling with anticipation, nerves and a little excitement. Although Macsen claims he would prefer to fly than sail, the entire crew seems ready for the challenge. The trade winds look steady and to date the forecast is calling for a steady, if lightish, wind for the first week to keep us wobbling towards the other side of the ocean.
Sadly, we bid goodbye for now to the Alutia and Olav and Birgitte. Fair winds and thank you for sharing some great adventures!