Yesterday the wind started to veer and this morning we were able to leave Portimao at with a nice NNW. Passing Sao Vicente the wind picked up into the mid 20 knot range and we are now underway rather fast, averaging a bit over 8 knots. Very rough sea at the cape but getting significantly better now as we approach midnight and have sailed some 150 miles.
This entry will be sent with via winlink over SSB, a first try how that works. Obviously we cannot seriously send pictures along, but there was not much to see, except for some freighters sparkling waves.
Plan is to arrive in Porto Santo sometime during daylight on Thursday, if we keep going like this, it will be very early.