Norfolk Day 1 - Au revoir Bermuda
Position 32:48.96N 66:32.43W
Date 2359 - 15 May 2011 (UTC -3)
Well, we did not leave on Saturday 14 May as repairs being carried out
on our sailing companion
This beautiful church was originally built in 1619 on the spot of an earlier wooden and thatched building built in 1612. It was rebuilt in 1713 following hurricane damage and side wings and the clock tower were added in the 19th century. The interior is built from local cedar and retains the original box pews including a Royal Box and a Governor’s Box, dating back to the days when St George was the island capital.
All preparation completed we had a final run ashore met Celia and
Andrew and Alan and Sue Brooke from Sulana, who arrived on Friday from
Sunday dawned bright and windless.
Nevertheless a prompt start was made at 0700 and in the company of
The day continued with very light winds and moto sailing was the order of the day to make sensible progress towards our first way point, plotted for us by the Commander Weather routing service to get us towards a suitable place to cross the Gulf Stream two days hence.
An interesting sighting during the day were hundreds of jelly fish drifting across the surface propelled by their raised sail like wing. The photograph does not do justice, the actual width of the wing is about 15cms, 6 inches.