Tiredness, the afternoon was spent with the wheelchairs strapped down securely to the deck and the rest of the crew lurching from side to side!!
The evening watch was very eventful with 30 knots of wind and speeds up to 9 knots. We headed straight for Tenerife and luckily the wind dropped as anticipated by the captain and the donkey’s bottom (La Panza de burro) appeared on the top of the mountain.
The latter half of the evening watch was tranquil and we sailed down the length of Tenerife about 2 miles off – the coast was lit up like Blackpool!
The sky was full of thousands and thousands of stars with no moon or cloud to be seen! While several of the crew were looking for Orion’s belt in the night sky, others tried desperately to keep Tenacious on course.