A day in Ballycastle

The adventures of Skipper Splodge and mack
Ian Cheek
Wed 2 Jun 2010 18:51
A nice lie in. Skipper even made his crew a cup of T in bed, but then he did have a long list of work for them, so decided to sweeten the crew first. All the job's completed, and John has his ipod connected to the now working radio, and is in the galley cooking up a curry. A bottle of Red is already open, although I did catch the crew drinking beer earlier this afternoon. the plan like last night was to go ashore for a beer, so fingers crossed.
It has been a shorts and T shirt day, with a few trips out into the town in search off all the usually things you go shopping for, oil, car fuses etc.
Joe has had some bad news, he has to go back to work on Monday, we have offered to drop him off in Whitehaven, but I think he wants to stick with us just in case we get becalmed in the Irish sea and we don't make it back in time, now you know why builders never turn up when you want them.
John bump into an old friend ! Draham Exley, who was on a sailing/climbing trip, and offered to take Ian climbing, but unfortunately/luckily Ian had Hopco2's mast to climb instead.
We are planning to leave by 1000 tomorrow, so all that is left to do is fill the water tank in the morning then cast off. 200miles ish to Pwllheli, so hope we will be there some time on Saturday.
Skipper Splodge and Mack have found some lifejackets, which they feel they may need, and have already started to wear them.

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