Entry Date: 10.12.2005, at 19:00:00 hrs (UTC)

Gran Canaria - Martinique

We made it - 3002 nautical miles

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PRID: 9508
LegID: 160
LegNo: 1
Latitude: N014°28.05'
Longitude: W060°52.00'
Day#: 22
Course: 270 °
Speed: 7 kn
Log (Day): 170 nm
Log (Leg): 3002 nm
Log (Total): 3002 nm
Today is the arrival day in Martinique. We put the French guest flag together with the flag Q at the starboard crosstree and search the horizon for signs of the island. Up to now we only can recognize some clouds. The CD-Player is playing reggae-music and this fits nicely to our mood. Exactly 1303 UTC, Barbaras calls Land, Land? After we arrived in the marina, we first stopped at the service station in order to ask for a availabe berth. Around 1730 UTC our Blue Sky is finally tighten in its berth in the Marina le Marin. - We made it! We have successful crossed the Atlantic in 21 days and/or three weeks and covered 3002 nautical miles (5400 km). We are almost as proud as Columbus and celebrate our success with a bottle of French champagne.