Morgan's Bluff to Charleston Day 3 - Rush to hang around
Date 2359 Thursday 19 April 2012
This has been a very mixed sailing day with the wind coming from every direction at some time. The early hours saw a bank of thunderstorms and rain squalls which appeared to lurk 10nm ahead for a number of hours. Eventually we caught them up and passed through a decidedly wet but not too windy bit into clear weather but variable winds beyond. That is what the GRIB files said would happen and they were correct.
The pole so laboriously set was shipped as the wind went round to the
south west. The effect of the
The other fun for part of the day was trying to slow the boat down so
that we delay our arrival at
On more prosaic matters and specifically for those members of the family that were eying up the remains of the Christmas cake that we declined to give away– I ate the final chunk bit last night. It had survived very well – who said that alcohol shortened life?
This afternoon the deck started to resemble a bird table with the
arrival of a barn swallow and then some form of similar sized yellow and brown
job. The yellow bird found a shrimp like thing on the deck and proceeded to
have fun with that. The swallow just showed off by flying around the deck and
cockpit. I am not sure where the yellow bird went at dusk, difficult thing to
herd, birds. The swallow was definitely looking for somewhere to roost and
having decide that squeezing in between a cushion and