Sailing the Bay of Biscay – Swell, waves, dolphins, thunderstorms and fog

img_0066Bay of Biscay is known for its’ difficult sailing conditions. When we sailed across it from Audierne (France) to Cedeira (Spain) in late August, it lived to the expectation.

We were well prepared for the voyage: We were well rested and in good spirit. The weather for the crossing was well analyzed. We had plenty of food & drink onboard. We had tightened safety protocol in place, e.g. use of lifelines, a grab pack packed.

We were expecting dolphins, spinnaker wind, time to read and just be lazy. The deck shower was waiting for the sunbathers. Continue reading