Ngahue IV - Passed half-way
As the fastest boats are undoubtedly already ogling Diagram 2.2 with the Finish Line in Horta, we have passed the half-way mark this morning. Our night at sea was quite uneventful, if you discount the strangely lit, un-AISed sailing boat that passed our bows with only a hundred or so metres between us. As stand-on vessel, we needed to hand-steer around the other boat, which quietly pursued a more northerly route as we continued our more easterly route.
We're still in (VHF) company of one of two Dutch boats - yesterday Fanky was also with them... Our plotter screen is otherwise quite empty of shipping. We are enjoying a quiet (S)SWly wind which is gently propelling us forwards at 5 1/2 knots or so. Gosh, we might even reach Horta before the month of May is out! Only about 930 miles to go.