Getting ready to go
The weather finally improved enough to allow us to set off
for Lundy Island at 07:30 and we were
able to anchor by 14:54. There were assorted boats
already there but all departed bar one. Was this telling us
something? Should we disbelieve the forecast?
Sunny afternoon in Lundy
We went ashore in the beautiful late afternoon sunshine and
climbed up the steep slope to have a drink in the pub. Whilst there Richard
received a text message only to be fined a £1 as it was an island rule that
phones were outlawed!!!
Skipper contemplating jumping
Once back on the boat the wind started to pick up and
instead of following the direction forecast – NW, it decided that to come
from the NE. It was rather a roly-poly night to say the least and the
skipper spent most of the night in the cockpit watching waves breaking over the
bows. Even the chief cook and bottle washer who normally sleeps through
anything was kept awake!
Distance run 32.27nM. Cumulative total 85.17nM