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Voyage Planning - it's about timing

Today should be the start of the final stage of Ruth II's journey home to the Med. All preparations are done - we are fueled, provisioned, and indeed even personally cleaned and if necessary we could now get the whole way to Palma, some 1200NM away, without stopping again.  

However timing is everything - the highlighted arrow on the chart is of a possible sheltered stopping spot at La Graciosa, just N of Lanzarote and some 150NM NE of our current spot in Tenerife. 

If we do stop, it will be to try to optimize our passage through the straights of Gibraltar, at the moment the grib files (weather forecast) is suggesting that a 24 hour delay might be beneficial. 

We are back up to four with the arrival from Ireland of Jack last night - welcome aboard!