We have made it as far as London after some hard
sailing to windward. The person who told me that, now I was retired, I
would never have to sail to windward again was wrong! I am sitting in the sun at
the South Dock Marina drinking coffee. Toorrow we take a day off to go with
Hattie to Kew....with hopefully decent weather. I expect the wind will turn to
the east when we want to return down the Thames!
The boat is behaving well, with only little niggles
to iron out so far. I have spent some time this a.m. palying with the Autohelm
as it did not behav very well when we experimented with it on the way. I hope I
have improved it as it will be vital on the long passages.