I'm going to assume our passage to Cape Verde will be like this, all giggles and rainbows. Actually I've scheduled this post, so it is all wishful thinking at this point. We do expect some very light wind and swell for the first 2-300 miles until the wind fills in further south.
Unless you hear otherwise we didn't get away from the southern most island in the Canaries until the morning of the 17th. As we were sailing down the islands Mike realized all the charts he had downloaded disappeared from his iPad, seems someone had downloaded a bunch of pretty pony and nail salon apps before we left and used up all the memory.....hmm, who could that be? New rule, Dad's iPad is just for navigation! While we do have paper charts, I've mentioned Mike is a belts and suspenders type of guy, so we pulled into Fuerteventura to find some wifi and download all the charts and get one more good night sleep before the 900 mile passage.