19 Nov Cabo Ghir
19 November 2014
After the Strait of Gibraltar, there was a light northerly wind, so we hoisted the sails. And when the sails where up the wind stopped! Since we wanted to arrive on time in Agadir we wanted to sail down the Moroccan coast as fast as possible because we saw a depression coming from the ocean.
At night we had beautiful clear starry skies and we could discover many constellations. Because there is little ‘light pollution’ at sea, you can see many more stars than on land, and so you can also see the less bright stars as well. The last days Leonides came along too; this is a ‘shower of stars’ named after the constellation Leo, where the shooting stars seem to come from.
Fortunately, the low-pressure area did not moved as expected, but it went more slowly and remained more northerly. This allowed us to keep our speed. Now we passed Cabo Ghir and therefore only 20 miles to go to Agadir. Here we have a scheduled stop and we have time to explore this city and of course the atmosphere.
On Friday we will depart again to continue our voyage to Sal. We hope that we can catch a northeastern wind (that is really common here). With a broad reach along the Canary Islands, in a straight line to the Cape Verdean sun!