After 13 days and 17 hours at sea we have reached the outer buoy of the Suriname River. We have been steering towards this little red and white striped buoy for 329 hours straight and it is a wonderful sight to see it finally up close. The current on the river is against us (it was a choice between daylight and current and daylight won) and we expect to reach the moorings in Domburg (35 nautical miles up the river) at 1400 or exactly 14 days after departing Mindelo. The night was full of fishing boats and lots of rain so not very restful. The monkies are super excited and we are all feeling a little dazed but happy.
Ohhh, and other news. At dusk yesterday evening the fishing line rang out again and this time we landed a 1 meter long, 4.5 kilgram wahoo. A big beautiful fish with very sharp teeth. Wahoo is a delicious white fish and we have filled the fridge with lovely fillets.
Day 14: Atlantic Crossing
Date: December 21, 2017
Time 12:00 UTC
Position 5’59.396 N / 55’13.106 W
COG/SOG: 170 degrees / 4.5kn
Trip distance: 1981nm
Distance to go: 26nm
24h distance: 130nm
Cabin temp: 28.5C
Sea temp: 27.2C
Conditions: cloudy and rain showers, ENE 10-13kn
Sails: iron jib (engine..)
Jeeeeeey!! Welkom en goed gedaan!! Xuster
So fun to see this journey! Awesome!
Looks like you are having a wonderful time and eating some fresh treats too! Merry Christmas and a safe continuation of your journey to all of you!
So nice to read your blogs! I enjoy every episode. Warm kiss