Saturday, May 28, 2005

Saturday, 28th May

What an excellent day we have had. The morning brought force 6 south westerly winds; therefore staying in the marina and attending to things like getting diesel and filling up the water tank. Geoff bought himself a new sleeping bag.

In the afternoon we had a boisterous sail in the outer harbour within the protection of the breakwater. It was good fun testing different combinations of sail and using the windvane self-steering gear.

Around teatime we anchored at Barn Pool in readiness for the morning when we want to get out to the spectator area near the breakwater to watch the start of the OSTAR, the Observer Single-handed Transatlantic Race.

After our evening meal we had a wonderful surprise. Alastair with his Paradox cruiser found us in our anchorage and tied up alongside. We had a really good discussion about his little boat.

The strong winds have eased off; therefore we are hopeful for a good night’s rest.

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