So we started our crossing towards Cape Verde. But the squally weather, with its frequent calms that require motoring, we soon realized that we had an engine problem. With each squall the engine lost more power, and this time it wasn’t because of clogged filters.
So we have had to go to shore to seek an engineer to fix it. We are now in Recife in northern Brazil.
A small comfort in all this is that we caught a nice 4 kg Dorade just outside Recife. So we got a tasty lunch!