Azores to Portugal: Day 5

The winds have shifted further and are now blowing out of the NNE. We can either sail West or South East. Sadly, the current in this particular part is pulling us South, so even though our bow is pointing due East, our Course Over Ground is still South East. While we are now gaining our Eastern miles, we are sacrificing our Norther miles. 

It really feels like we are just out here fighting an impossible battle against winds that are not in our favor.

It seems pretty weird to be sailing in the Westerlies, an area famous for having winds blow out of the West, and have to deal with constant East and North winds.

Will we be taking the whole way?