Position 51,12.6N 007,04.1W, Cse 091 T, Speed 7.6Kt, Air 14.1c, Water 14.7c Westerly Gale 25kt, seas: moderate. 17.00 UTC 17th October
We departed DINGLE yesterday (Sunday), 24 hours ago (in good order, after picking up Steve, cleaning and re stowing equipment, sourcing an improvised port navigation light (Oxford bike rear red LED light, 7 Euro – works well strapped to the rail).. to get us home legally and safely. After rounding southern Ireland and some famous sailing landmarks Fastnet Rock for instance we are now scudding east with following seas and swell at an average of 7 Knots under headsail alone. We just surfed at 12,5 Kt towards Bristol. Not bad for a small vessel.
I have noticed a strange but significant time shift whilst on board, I’m not sure of the physics, or the phenomena, but I’ve been able to record for science the following timings:
45 minutes – The time to takes for the average crew member to dress and equip for watch and get to the cockpit.
35 seconds -The time it takes for the same crew to get to his bunk, get his kit off and get in bed with eyes closed.
5 minutes – The average time taken to produce enough dishes to fill the sink.
5 hours – The average time taken to wash same dishes and stow them!
Are are having fun, the craic is well honed and we are very much a team, and in my book that’s what it’s all about.
We are looking forward to home waters, and are about to cross the NORTHABOUT outbound track, a significant milestone for the vessel and the Expedition.
Updating again tomorrow!