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Day 6 from Canary Islands

This blog post is being written at 0200 - it's a lovely bright night with the moon practically full again, and I am on watch alone.

Appropriately the wind has gone behind and the shipping has thinned away, at least for now. 

The genoa is goose winged and the mainsail preventer is on, the engine is off - bliss.  

It's exactly like Cape Town to the Doldrums for me and it is so nice.

Others reading this will have their own memories of Ruth II's many passages over the past few years. She has had so many people help crew her to this point and I am sure each has their own favorite memory of a fantastic voyage.

Last night sometime before midnight we passed Cabo de Gata, the SE corner of Spain and our course from here is pretty straight to Mallorca and Ruth II's home port.

The picture was taken sometime in the evening of January 3rd last when I was about 35,000 feet over this spot , and 10 hours from Cape Town.

It has taken a bit longer to get back!



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