Today we saw our first baby dolphin ever. It swam and jumped very close and in perfect harmony with its mother.
We had a pretty perfect and harmonic day as well. The great reaching conditions continued through most of the day, we got lot’s of sunshine and many more pods of dolphins than we could count.
For a couple of hours freighter traffic increased when we crossed the northern section of the Channel exit and even had to change course to avoid one of them.
Alex got his sea-legs back, we enjoyed another one of Marc’s delicious meals and marveled at flying seagulls that seem equally happy to be out here like us or the baby dolphin.
As predicted the wind calmed down in the late afternoon and we are moving under engine to catch the north-easterly breeze tomorrow morning.
Our fishing skills apparently have not improved much as we did not catch anything for a while, but we keep on trying.
Marc hit the jackpot today. His first guess ever hit the Etmal right on the head; we sailed 154nm in the first 24 hours.
We encountered numerous new types jellyfish, whose numbers increased significantly in the afternoon.