Simon Ridley
Mon 23 Mar 2009 22:31
Gertha has had her first outing of the season, a trip to Holland and back.
We left Wednesday evening, drifted North on the tide then East in the night to find Holland in the morning.
A day ashore, then back the following day to return home at 4am on Sunday.
No drama anywhere. We cleaned fuel tank in Holland, 18 months of filling up from strange ports had left some very bad fuel.
Customs came to see us in Flushing and a frighter did not want to follow the international col regs were the best parts.
All winter projets are working to plan, Gertha now has sexy lights on the mast, a spinny pole on mast, cutter halyard, heating in the toilet, boom preventer to cockpit plus loads more.