Awesome weather; sun and light winds for the ARC Portugal Start Line.
Mixture of excitement and nerves as we crossed the start line and headed out of our home port of Plymouth.
It was so lovely to see many of our friends and family who turned out to wave us off.
Photo as we passed Eddystone Lighthouse for the last time heading south.
A spirited upwind sail across the channel and then an early decision to run inside the Traffic Separation Scheme off Ushant (France) which meant some cargo and container ship weaving was necessary!
Couldn’t believe the oncoming AIS signals about 2am when what seemed like 50+ Solo Sailors in small yachts dodged passed us.
A lovely sunset but a chilly night and it was good to feel the hot rays of sunshine in the morning as we emerged into the Bay of Biscay.image1