Presently NoWayBack is sailing East , more or less direction France in light patchy winds, about 100nm North of the Azores Islands. Looking at windyty or gribs you might wonder why I sail so close or even into the Azores High, but I received a strong wind warning. From tomorrow onwards the winds will be very strong and stronger the more North I would sail. Soon I should start to feel the first of the new weather and make progress again, and will try to stay ahead of the worst. A second Low is following and I MUST be in harbour before Monday morning otherwise I will have to ride out the storm at sea for a few days. Not something to look forward to , nearly there, a closed harbour and a lee shore! The VG and the North Atlantic don’t let me off the hook easily….
So pushing hard for an ETA Monday morning 27/2 as early as possible, about 1230nm (2200km ) to go.The coming days -and nights- will be specially tiring as the weather is getting more muscular,visibility is going down but also I am entering an area with the densest shipping in the world plus a lot of fishing activity. No radar and very limited AIS range ( the AIS masttop antenna blew away) make life all the more interesting…..Looking forward to get in.