Wednesday, May 22, 2013
North Atlantic passage day 5
We motored all evening and almost all night, since there was no wind. Towards the morning wind slowly picked up, until we had to reef the sails at 7 in the morning. Wind grew strong and changed direction, and waves were big and short. We had uncomfortable ride all day, and unfortunately wind is mostly blowing from Azores. We have to tack and zig-zag towards our destination, so even though we made 125 miles in last 24 hours (720 in 120 hours), we are still 1540 miles from Azores.