But this morning we finally drop our mooring and sail thru the fleet of yachts moored at St Helena, waving and shouting our goodbyes to all the wonderful people we’ve met or caught up with here. Last of all were Axiom. They had just arrived, less than an hour before we left, and it wasn’t until we saw their faces that we recognized them from Richards Bay. Missing them makes it just that little bit harder to leave than it already is.
As I write we are about 50nm NW of Saint Helena with 20 knots of breeze behind us, 3m swell from the south, and patchy cloud but no rain. We have the partly furled genoa poled out on one side and the staysail on the other and are at our hull speed of just over 7 knots. It’s a bit rolly but we’re making excellent time.
We have had a line out since leaving and did hook one fish but it got away, so it looks like veggies tonight.