Sunday, 13 June 2010

12th June 2010 - Update from Rory

Quick update from Rory yesterday:

“Best day’s run of the trip, so far, on Saturday……….168 miles!! (Whoop whoop Rory & Cookie…..go…..go…..go.) The winds were up, but nice calm seas, so put a reef in the main and set “Harry” to work!
Rors decided he would treat himself to a new set of dry clean clothes and then snuggled down in his sleeping bag.
Felt great to be in clean, dry clothes but….was short lived!! Huge wave crashed over the dodger…….straight in over his sleeping head, pillow and dry fleece. Grrrrrrrrrrrrr……have been grumpy for the rest of the day.
He managed to finally fix the leak, where the compass is bolted on, which had been dripping on everything down below, but the boat is still very wet below with condensation raining down. So the first five minutes down below, he just sits and waits for the water to stop running off him, before he can attempt any task…..such a chart plotting etc.
No ships spotted for the last few days, but lots of dolphins still swimming alongside.
Also two more turtles spotted, one teenie tiny one drifted underneath the nets, and then a larger one, about 2ft with white & brown markings.

Another low pressure heading their way, and when we spoke Saturday evening (8pm BST)
Rory said the seas were beginning to build and the sky was full of low cumulus clouds. Maybe time to batten down the hatches? I guess time will tell.

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