Departing Vigo, Spain
Furlers have been cleaned and lubricated, some furling lines replaced. We are off!!Hope you all are well.s/v Issuma
We are working on the furler in a beautiful anchorage in Parque Nacional De Las Islas Atlanticas, Rio De Vigo.
Back to Vigo, Spain to evaluate and repair. The forewardmost furler for the Yankee jib has seized up in the upper portions of the mechanism. We were fortunate to be able to get it furled with the help of a cabin top winch. Hopefully the forcing did no extra harm. This is the anchorage for tonight, the islands at the entrance to Rio de Vigo.
Wx router says to head out toward Azores asap.Best to all,George
Keeping busy. Soon it will be time to leave.
This is on the same wharf where we are tied up.
40mi South of Cabo Finisterre
We are 40mi South of Cabo Finisterre.We’ll clear customs, lay over for a couple of days to work on some small issues that need addressing, and provision for the next leg.
47 0.0’N:008 47.00’W
We had a couple of small birds (swallows?) come aboard while we were 100 miles offshore. They didn’t seem like seabirds, and seemed to come aboard to get out of the wind. They made themselves quite at home.
Rio De Vigo, Spain
Note the rowboat that is just leaving the lighthouse after landing someone there.
43 10.0’N:009 31.00’W
Many more miles to Vigo. Lots of squalls today.Position 43 10.0’N:009 31.00’W~Richard and George