Across the South Atlantic Ocean to Brazil
By Andy Hilton | February 12, 2017
Over 3,600 nautical miles from Cape Town to Salvador in Brazil with a short stay midway on ‘English Territory’ in St Helena. Strong wind, no wind, large swell, no swell, hundreds of dolphins then nothing seen for days. Loads of jellyfish in the ocean current floating on the surface (floating hydrozoans) Portuguese man-of-war (physalia). Swam with a gentle giant in St Helena a beautiful whale shark, a truly amazing experience. Torn sails on the way again, problems with water maker, expensive customs and immigration bills, expensive marina fees. Time to venture back across the equator to the Northern Hemisphere. Everyone still in one piece and still smiling thankfully.
Salvador is hot and humid and getting ready for carnival so music and dancing all over the place. Leaving Salvador next week heading up the coast to Cabadelo then leave Brazil on a passage of 1700 for Grenada in the Caribbean.