Anchoring in the moonlight
This is tonights dinner:
"Chili con carne ála Babette"
Slice and sauté 3 small onions, a small package of bacon , 3 or 4 potatos, about 8 mushrooms, garlic, 2 large tomatoes. Add a can of chilibeans and a can of diced tomatoes , with herbs, or add them!. Simmer 10- 20 min. Eat with, relatively, cold beer, as the distace to Madeira decreases.
The sun sets spectacularly at about 8pm. The almost full moon is out, lighting our path. With several hours to go we can also follow the Porto Santo lighthouse' blink in the distanse.
Under steep volcanic cliffs we round the outlying peninsula and barely avoid the unlit concrete moorings outside the harbour. We enter. Now we have to try anchoring by moonlight.
There are some obstacles inside too. Rings of small buoys, unlit rowboats and sailboats, a ferry landing area, fishing-boat traffic. We try out two different spots before we're satisfied with a third. At 1am we can finally enjoy supper and an anchor dram.
Now, breath out.