David Wynne Davies 11 October, still in the Atlantic, but almost at Ireland
So near, yet so far. For the last 48 hours we have been battling against headwinds in excess of Force 8 trying to make landfall on the West coast Ireland. Originally we hoped to make for Dingle on the SW corner but we are being headed up and are aiming for Donegal. The wind may moderate later allowing us to tack towards Blacksod Bay and then Westport, near Galway. We need to carry out repairs to the tricolour and nav lights, and fuel up again.
Our companions, the gulls, are no longer with us. No more fishing vessels have been sighted either: perhaps conditions are not conducive for trawling.
No other points of interest to record. Routine continues as normal. After last night’s Red Thai Chicken Curry with rice, someone (not identified) transferred the uneaten rice to the slop bucket. Unfortunately in the middle of the night the bucket went flying cascading rice all over the cabin floor. Remedial action was taken by Mike and Rob who are now demanding an enquiry (the latter as a consequence of his appeal against disciplinary action over the spilling of coffee on the log book). Watch out for further developments!
David Wynne Davies (I am informed that I do not feature much in the photographs on the website. I can normally be recognised by my red woolly hat!)