Santander, Spain to La Coruna, Spain

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Ready to depart Santander for La Coruna. The seas are flat, the sun is shining but we end up having to motor the entire way as there was little to no wind. It's a good thing the yacht is set up so nicely to motor along. We burn about 8-9 liters per hour and can make over 8 kts. It's very quiet too, you can barely hear the motor from the cockpit. The sea is deep blue and along the way we have a nice encounter with a pod of about 30 dolphins. They danced alongside the yacht and raced the bow wake for a while. We got some really nice photos and video footage.

Tracy also spotted a nice-sized Sunfish and, at one point, a shark. It was a really pleasant passage with only the wind lacking. La Coruna was a terrific stopover point and we spent a week there learning about the area. Fantastic history, food and, of course, wine!

I re-lived my Boy Scout days by splicing a new anchor snubber together (our other one got wrecked in a gale off Ile de Re). It ended up working really well for us (much more stout).

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