We left La Spezia this morning at 1st light. We are all excited to be off again. Weather is fair for now but it looks like a stop in Cartagena to let the Gib straits settle down will be the smart move.

as we do not like 25kts and 3m seas on the nose

The Temperature  is cool out but with the great fly enclosure and a small fan heater we are nice and warm even upon there on watch. The sea routine has started and while quite lumpy seas we are traveling in we all seem to have adapted to the motion.

We need to thank our perini friends for getting us out on time and we are on the schedule we made 5 months ago. so thanks to them all.

Photo by Richard Smith

Photo by Richard Smith