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... trailing a long net behind which was spinning and fascinating them , we stopped the engine and crawled to ahlt they came up to within 3ft of the stern all 6-7m of them and when the went i dived and cleared the prop- we managed 75 miles in the day
9/10 No wind and at one time we took 4 hous to go back 4 miles and it took us another 5 1/2 hours to get back to our start point - total 23 nms in 24 ...
Then I had a really odd experience - I saw this little sign asking if I wanted to see a few rooms from original Fort San Jose, which has survived from the 16th century. So I walked up this little staircase on the far side of the harbour where part of the sea wall looks like an original rock. There is a little man living in it with a bunch of cats and for a Euro he lets me inside and you can see a few old rooms carved out ...
Well this is day 2 in Madeira. It is a
lovely place with lots of history. Sorry mom it is up hill both ways
again. It has been around since the 1400's. The first hotel was
built here then by an Englishman. They actually had geothermal
electricity in 1896. They had street lights then, and I think we
were still in huts... well maybe not, but certainly not as far
advanced as they were.
... finally got here and then found out that they said our reservation was for last week. But no, I had papers so they found us a spot and all is wel.
It was wonderful here. I real touris area, lots of greenery and we are on the ocean. We have met up with Jo and Dave and all is well. They had a great time and are loving their holiday. We are going ...
... wieder zurückzusegeln. Er begründete damit die Segelroute, die heute fast unverändert immer noch in Anspruch genommen wird. Gleichzeitig legte er den Grundstein für einen teuflischen Kreislauf: die leeren und Europa verlassenden Schiffe segelten erst einmal über die Kanaren zu den Kapverden, wo sie mit afrikanischen Sklaven beladen wurden um mit den in Amerika geladenen Gütern wieder den Rückweg anzutreten.
So kühn und undurchführbar der Plan ...