Sail to Madeira
are our Commanders, Rich & Bernie, sitting at the Nav Station discussing what to do
about the 2 storms that are brewing in our path to Madeira.
of waiting until the following morning to depart on this 3+ day trip, it was determined
that we leave ASAP. Adrenaline flowing, sleep
deprived Steve stands watch.
departed at 10 pm on what would be a 75 hour, 560 mile trip to Madeira. Here is cleanly shaved, Rich, setting us on
& I had a rough first night on our watch as we were both feeding the fish in the rough
waters. Here we are some 12 hours later looking a little better.
Rota was a departure from continental Europe for me after 5 great months. It was also the sun setting on a great 2 1/2 years
for Chimera in the Med.
storms did come and we all got in our storm gear as Rich models here. The rough seas allowed us to bond in adversity and
made reaching Madeira that much more rewarding.
for a haircut, shave and shower!!! Yes,
I look a bit tattered by our 3rd night at sea in rough waters. But how can you not smile and enjoy yourself with
sunsets and miles of beautiful ocean.
arrived in Madeira at approximately 1 am. Here
we are tying Chimera up to the finger dock after a great adventure!