We’ve had a great season in Norway but its still nice to be back in Plymouth. Sailing 1352 miles south we had a tough trip from Kristiansund. With gales forecast we spent 4 days at the beginning in the protection of the fjords before heading out into the wild. With favourable SE winds, we raced across the Norwegian sea getting to Stornoway just before the next set of gales.
From there it was a quick dash across the Minch to the Kyle of Lockalsh and a night at anchor waiting for the tide. The weather looked like it was going to be against us as we were still in Kyle Rhea on Wednesday morning, but with some luck with the wind and the tide we sailed the last 600 miles efficiently in 96 hours arriving in Plymouth a mere 2 hours late, just before the next and worst of the gales. We are tucked around the corner in Mayflower Marina in a very quiet spot whilst the outer breakwater is bouncing in the waves. Thank you marina staff.
Work has started – sails are away for a wash and a check, the wheel has been fixed (we broke a spoke) – engineers are servicing the engine and generator and the rig has had a good check up. Marching through the jobs list means that we’ll have a chance to visit family next week before setting off across Biscay
Still one space left on the Biscay crossing and a few more between now and December. All spaces can be seen on our Schedule here.