Unlike most trips starting in March!
we have had a superb “Trade Wind” passage from Itchenor to Madeira with poled out genoa, goose winged ninety percent of the way.
After enjoying a brief respite in La Coruna and a delightful evening at the Jamboneria – La Leonesa which should not be missed by all sailors passing through (in the old quarter).
Here Mike left us.
The run down to Madeira in five and quarter days was text book, Picking up a tired hitch hiker on the way .
We berthed in Marina Quinta de Lorde, as Funchal was full for Easter. After an exciting bus ride to Funchal where we visited the tourist traps. The following day we walked a couple of the local levadas, superb.
Tomorrow we set off for San Sebastian, La Gomera.