Friday, July 25, 2008

Atlantic Crossing 2nd Leg Day 12 - I see England, I see France

Since it's dark out, we really can see the light at Lizard Point in England. Boy, there sure are a lot of boats here! Many of them are commercial fishing boats, but there's freighter traffic too. A few hours ago, we had five freighters in sight at once. Just an hour ago, there were too many fishing boats to count, maybe a dozen, all around us. In the afternoon we saw two sailboats crossing toward France, but they didn't answer our hail. We're motor-sailing up the middle of the channel now to minimize the effects of the current. There's very little wind, we're tired of going so slowly, and we have enough fuel to reach Cherbourg, even if we have to motor the whole rest of the way.

All is well aboard Solstice.

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