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Jock of the Bay

Well a fairly miserable 24 hours. I rolled up the genoa and set the main with 1 instead of 2 reefs, shes much more comfortable but the speed is still way down what it was with some genoa out, however that was unsustainable, we were then making about 4 knots as opposed to 5.5 with some genoa. In the afternoon the wind picked up and we increased to 5 knots. Overnight with the wind up again 1 put another reef in the main again. She’s quite happy its not very comfortable.

I had made haggis and neaps the night before last so had the leftovers last night. I was going to have strawberries and cream afterwards but the strawberries (bought reduced at the co in Rothesay) were not in the best condition and I dumped most of them, having opened the cream it seemed a shame to waste it so I drank that, delicious, as expected.

Hooefully the wind will veer later this afternoon, most of the forecasts have this and we can hopefully start to make so e meaningful distance to the south.

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24 de set. de 2023

Hi Jock, just picked up on blog after being out of circulation for a few days. Youve had a tough time of it thus far, recent weather was awful here, so I dont envy what youve been through. Really refreshing to read a 'warts 'n' all blog - the downside as well as the upside of long distance cruising. Its not all gin and tonics! Sorry we couldnt meet up before you set sail, Hope Biscay is kind to you! How are the pork pies going? An army marches on its stomach and you seem to be eating pretty well! Atb. Dave


Sorry that you're not making the distances you want, but not surprised that after several days of heavy weather the strawberries weren't still at their best! Probably more like jam... But glad the cream wasn't wasted with superfluous accompaniments...

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