Tue 22 Jun 2010 16:39
Last night just after midnight we were at berth in the Sutton Harbour Marina in the center of Plymouth having crossed the distance of 1300 nautical miles. We had a small celebration with Champagne and chips. Klara and Marc finally relaxed after several days of tension for not being sure they can meet their private and business obligations if the arrival had been be a day or 2 later. They left this morning at 8 am to catch the morning trains to London. Both were an excellent help during the crossing and retained positive spirit despite very discouraging wind forecasts.
After refueling (660 liters) this morning I continued towards GIN'S
temporary berth in Sovereign Harbour Marina near Eastbourne. The 210
miles I will do in two days, as I am going on anchor during the night in
the Poole Harbour near Bournemouth. The wind is again too weak to sail and I am running under motor and the help of currents. For some periods the current is 3,7 knots strong (on the open sea), so I reach the speed over ground of 11,4 knots. I will be at the destination well before the estimated time of arrival.
Early to bed as I want to start tomorrow at 4:30 to be in the marina still at daylight.