We have been on starboard tack just before the gale and now the seas seem to be smoothing out more. We continue to carry a double reef in the main sail. The winds are out of the ENE at 20 at the moment.
As we approached the Falklands, the seas just laid down and got progressively smoother. We were all up gazing at these very beautiful and desolate looking islands. More birds fly by. We even saw small penguins swimming near the boat as we entered the bay to Stanley harbor! Once we were tied to the dock it felt strange to me that this particular passage was over… just like that.