Gerthas on the road again

Simon Ridley
Wed 8 Apr 2009 14:30
54:55.23N 01:21.15W   
8 April 2009
Gertha is in Sunderland Marina and is feeling smug as the biggest boat here. We arrived in the early hours of Tuesday morning and had an exciting day yesterday seeing what cultural delights the city has to offer. Jo was a particular fan of the glass museum.
The sail from Shotley had a bit of motoring though light winds but mostly we made good progress north though the oil rigs and sand banks found in the North Sea. We also had two dolphins for company for a time who enjoyed playing with Getha's bow, and a whale cruised by not long after.
Preparing to leave in the next few hours now the worst of the strong winds have past. Aiming at Inverness in one hit but may end up stopping in Peterhead or Lossiemouth depending on weather, time, mood of the crew etc.