We leave "Playa Papagayo" in the south of Lanzarote island, bound to Dakar.
The navigation, around 1000 nautic miles (1800 km), is planned to last 7 to 10 days depending on weather conditions.
Winds are good in direction and intensity, the sea is a little bit shaped, with waves between 1.5 and 2 meters but in the right direction for the next 5/7 days, and then the wind will decrease as we get south.
Cultural start for Ourialys'crew. After two days of sailing, a break is needed !! Stop in Carthagene. This city has known several lives: the Roman era with thetheater in the middle of the buildings, city platform exchange of fragrance, Arabic city ... The ultra modern architecture clashes with the dosks and the Roman ruins ... amazing mix ... we walked around the streets, found that as in most major cities it is an alternation...
After 34 hours of sailing a little more difficult than expected: 30 knots of wind and waves of more than 2 meters, the boat performed well (excellent preparation: thank you Philippe), the crew was good with a bonus visit of dolphins on the bow.
We arrived at night which is not our preference: the fear of touching, of not seeing an obstacle. So we took a buoy to avoid throwing anchor.
After several months of intense preparation under the direction of Philippe Plaisance and the various professionals of Leucate, the boat is almost ready. A nice solidarity with the pontoon neighbours, the friends and Philippe who did not spare his effort: full of good ideas and good mood, all the various problems can be solved. Today only weather forecast is not cooperative for departure on time... Next possible window: next F...