We arrived in Madeira

What a finish to our first part.

The sun came out, the wind held steady, we saw land in the morning (Porto Santo, about 30nm to the northeast of Madeira) and we went for a swim in the perfect deep blue and warm water. As always, the visibility under water was unbelievable.

We started the engine for the final miles around the corner after a nice pasta dinner and enjoyed the sunset.
The stars came out and the various towns provided a beautiful yellow light that almost looked like lava flowing down the vulcano.

We tied up at the marina, Quinta do Lorde, in the north east of Medaira (Funchal’s marina is booked due to an event), found an open bar in the hotel and celebrated our arrival.

PS: we were impressed and relieved to receive a message from Jan, on La Vida, that he had already arrived in Porto Santo and with that probably singlehandedly sailed faster than the six of us – well done!

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