Saturday, 25 July 2015
It's slow going through the day but we are making progress motor sailing. We are joined by pods of dolphins which race over to ride our bow wave, weaving from starboard to port side, back and forth, back and forth. I can't think of anything more delightful! The sailor's companions. They bring an instant smile and seem to smile back as they turn their heads skyward. Are they looking at me? I feel they accept our presence in their world and want to have some fun with us for a while.
We've seen quite a few Humpback whales since we started this ourney over a month ago. They are calving in these northern waters at this time of year.
Through the night we get a few hours of north easterlies which compensate for the earlier slow speeds we've been making. That was a nice surprise and could help put our arrival at a good time for the tide.