There is a new way to stalk, I mean follow along in our adventure. Our Iridium Go tracking is now running as we head out into the big blue.
Our AIS position continues to be tracked using our MMSI number 512005284 and internet search for ship tracking or FindShip or similar app. But as the AIS has limited range it is only tracked in costal waters so don’t be alarmed when it dissapears offshore.
We are about a month behind when we were hoping to be now. We had imagined a nice downwind run to the Canaries after meeting our friends in Morocco. But the delays in the boat yard and winter weather arriving early this year meant we had to say a sad no and to miss Morocco as we did not want to be caught in a winter SW storm. Ironically we are now on an unscheduled quick stop in Morocco as we try to squeese between weather systems. The passage from Gibraltar to Morocco is 5 days and it was hard waiting in the marina in the cold wind and rain with strong SW headwinds chasing each other over the path we wanted to take. But we have met some fantastic people and kids boats, Yay! The cunning plan was borrowed from the crew of Slice of Life and we made a little jump to Rabat Morocco. Here we are following them up the Bouregreg River behind the pilot boat.
Now the Canaries are only 4 days away as we hide from yet another strong SW headwind. Hopefully the promising weather window around Tue will finally alow us to get further south and back to some warmer weather.
The missing blog sections will be along once we are a bit more sorted…