Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Cruise - Part 5

The Cruise – Part 5

Thursday, 10th April 08

Today was a stay-in-port day. I needed to clean the inside of the boat and rearrange the stowage of food, do some shopping and top up the fuel. The delivery of the fuel tank cap went ahead as planned and I thank Aquatec Marine Engineering of Commerce Way, Lancing, BN15 8TA for their efficiency in delivering the item to the boat as promised. Altogether the time spent in port was very satisfactory while the sun shone and for the first time since starting the cruise the temperature was decidedly warm. I also took the opportunity to ease the edge of a floorboard that had swollen and was sticking.

I lost count of the number of visitors who purposely came to look at 'Faith' with the usual questions and expressions of disbelief or adulation according to their mind set. Before leaving home I should have made information sheets to be handed to the more genuinely interested visitors as Al Law does when he cruises his 'Little Jim'.

The forecast for tomorrow is not encouraging with winds from the south west between force 5 and 6 and gusting with showers or sleet. I'll consider the morning forecast and make a decision whether to attempt sailing to Shoreham or further. Another day in Brighton might be well, as I could explore the town with its many secondhand and antique shops. There's also the pavilion and pier to visit.

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