Andrew Coulthurst, crew Atlantic crossing morning of 12th October
A beautiful sunrise unfolding off the bow. Finally some colour in what has been a monochrome world for the past ten days. It would nice to report of sunrise over Ireland, but I can’t quite do that yet, the Atlantic still has us in her clutch…
But the momentum definitely feels with us for the first time in a while – we are on a direct course to a waypoint leading us into Blacksod Bay (60 miles) where we intend to anchor tonight before moving onto Westport on Thursday in the daylight. The sails are down, the sea is down, the engine is up, as are the spirits.
Thanks to Jarlath and Michael for encouragement and the forthcoming welcome in Westport, seems very appropriate that our first British Isles landfall is where it all started back in 2000.
PS. Just been up on the foredeck (somewhere that has more or less been a complete exclusion zone for the last ten days) enjoying the sunrise and was joined by half a dozen dolphins (undoubtedly Irish). Moitessier moment!