We're delighted that we had a really good crossing from Porto Santo – 309 miles in just over 48 hours and the first 24 hours under sail delivered a very respectable 165 miles, probably our best yet in Maunie. A few days of those sort of speeds would be very welcome on the trans-Atlantic.
As predicted, the wind gradually died away last night and we started motoring at about 19.30. Thankfully the swell dropped away as well so we motorsailed without rolling so each of us got good sleep off watch and we both feel in reasonably good shape. Gomera looks fascinating – almost a perfect hemisphere with banana plantations cut in terrace in the lower slopes and rocky hills inland. The marina has a good reputation and seems well organised so we've spend the last couple of hours washing the salt off the boat and our waterproofs and enjoying a cheeky little beer in the very warm sunshine. Rafiki should be in fairly soon so we'll look forward to comparing notes.
Photos to follow once we get the wifi organised (a code purchased from the petrol station apparently).