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Day 41 of 69 – Arrival at Horta, Azores

The title is a lie, since we actually arrived yesterday and when you read this it will probably be 4 days ago.

Day 41 of 69 – Arrival at Horta, Azores

The title is a lie, since we actually arrived yesterday and when you read this it will probably be 4 days ago.

We all woke up at 7.00 am, as usual. Then it was time for the good ol’ breakfast. I poured myself some oatmeal and a cup of freshly brewed coffee of Arvid Nordqvist, that’s right, we do have swedish coffee aboard. Some of the crew call it “hästakaffe” but the real sailors here at Gunilla call it by it’s true name.

Our watch, port had to take care of the old ship who we all enjoy sailing on. I was put in the kitchen today with two others from the watch. Our first problem occurred in the early start. Our prime chef had in mind to make some bread loafs, but an interesting find in the white flour left us empty handed and we had to make drastic decisions. Funny enough, an hour later the ship was successfully loaded with 250 kilograms of white flour. I’ll tell you, the folks at the local supermarket had a strange look on us as we basically raided the store.

After that, the sunny day moved on, according to plan this time. The lunch and dinner was served and after that I finally got to have a peace of mind.

My personal thoughts regarding Horta is that it’s truly a wonderful place for those who enjoy sailing. The port has a large variety of sailing vessels, big and small, long and tall. We thought our ship was the most majestic vessel. Not long after that we did acquire company from our fellow friends at Oosterschelde, the sailing ship who we met over at Bermuda. In that particullar moment, we weren’t as powerful as we thought. Now the calm port of Horta is crowded with relaxed and happy sailors!

We have now reached half of the trip and so far, so good. We have experienced some tough and harsh periods, but that is just an old story by this time. What differs from our last trip is that this time we actually have to opportunity to sail, instead of pushing the caterpillar engine back and fourth.

Alright, hope you have a great time at home. Heard you had great weather, but that’ll probably turn around 22nd of June, the day of midsummer.

It’s getting late and I am now sitting with my cup of coffee, again, looking out over the calm marina and Peter’s cafe. Street lights and jazz, isn’t it great?

See you later alligator! /Robin Hultgren

Publicerad: 2018-05-26

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