Adventures in Sailing

Fernando de Noronha to Devil’s Island

We are awake early and Tim drove Marion to the beach in the dinghy, it was her last night with us. Yesterday we checked-out of Fernando de Noronha and said we are living before 7 morning so that we don’t pay for one more day. They have crazy price 80 USA dollars per night. After Marion go, Tim come back we take dinghy out, take anchor up and go. I think this around 9 am local time.

Because we are don’t have Marion anymore we use the autopilot and are happy just us together on the boat. We take turn on autopilot during the day.  Just between 8 pm to 8 am we are have shift for driving boat. If autopilot drive still always need check that it stays on course as sometimes the wind or current can be such that it cannot hold a certain direction. I usually take shift from 8 pm to 2 am and Tim with 2 am to 8 am. We have great time together. We are fishing and watch movies in the evening.

February 21 we caught a very big dolphinfish but while I’m cutting it the fish have nerve and I cut my finger very bad. I think I have small shock because I’m steal finish make fillet with this fish. Thank you Tim he help me with this.

After cut my finger we have one week with out fishing. We start fishing again with only 2 days left to Devil’s Island.  We caught a couple tuna but not very big and just drop them back.

We arrived at Devil’s Island on 2 march at 1 am local time. We are lucky and always come to Island in night. Come close to Island in night and see in front of us big cargo ship on anchor so we drop anchor close to this cargo ship and go sleep. In morning we are awake and go closer to the Island. There are a couple sail boat there as well. On the Island they don’t have check in and stay anchored for free.

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