Well, we set off at 9.30am with a nice sailing breeze and no
The wind was Southerly so we had to motor into it for a
couple of hours while coming around Finistere, however this then gave us a
better angle to the wind so that we could continue sailing during the
The trip was not without surprises !
Around midday we noticed that the water pump was pumping
continuously and we heard the automatic bilge pump start up too - not good !
After a quick inspection we found that the cupboard door in
the aft heads had swung open onto the basin tap and the pressure had lifted the
tap to turn it on.
The shower, heads and aft cabin were awash with over six
inches of water and the sailing movement was sloshing the water about so that it
looked like we had our own wave machine inside the boat.
Lots of bailing out helped by the shower pump and electric toilet
and we were soon dry again without any damage, thank goodness!
I am getting my sea legs now and so the roast chicken dinner
was ready by the time we arrived into the marina at 7.30pm.
After tying up in a convenient mooring and then having to
move and tie up again in a much more difficult spot, we settled down for
We seem to be following a Dutch yacht along the coast and we
have met them here again tonight, they kindly gave us a map and the bus times
to Noia, the old town in the Ria. We are planning to go there tomorrow.