The penultimate leg
Tuesday 10th August 2013
Transferred the deck fuel to the tanks before leaving at mid-day. Blue sky, flat sea, no wind so we motor for 7 hours to Puerto Oropesa del Mar (40:04.50N, 000:08.001E), a nice little harbour. Thunderstorm breaks out as we tie up!
Tomorrow is the final push. It has taken nearly 3 months to sail Evelyn B from the Hamble to Sant Carles, with a couple of breaks in between. The whole task has been bigger and more challenging than originally anticipated. We have two cans of well travelled Speckled Hen still on board (Falmouth purchased), and a strange collection of Portuguese biscuits and Sardine pastes. We have a new crew member, who joined us in Gibraltar, Master Driftwood Marlinspike, a Macaque monkey, who hangs from the vegetable hammock next to Captain Crabby, who's piercing cry "Pieces of Aubergine" can be heard more than three leagues away. Arrrrr!