Ian and Frans don't get any sleep due to a squeaky bed

The adventures of Skipper Splodge and mack
Ian Cheek
Sat 25 Sep 2010 12:59

The shelf (my bunk) has developed a very annoying squeak, which has managed to keep not only me awake but also Frans who is bunked below us. So today it was out with the grease, to give the shelf a good seeing to. Preliminary test seem to show that the squeak has gone, so Frans and I are looking forward to sleeping in peace, apart from all the other banging that goes on while rolling about sailing down wind.

This morning my first cup of T was on deck in my T shirt after having my previous night shift on deck with only a fleece, and no jacket. Alison has even packed away her winter gear, and I'm sure was sitting on deck with a Gin and Tonic in a very summery outfit.

So the sun is out and the wind is warm.

Not going very fast this morning, we discussed lots of options on how we could go faster, so after some quality shouting from Richard, we are now sailing a little better with both sails up, and the rolling motion is a little better. It was looking like the end of the Bay of Biscay was in sight yet no wind to get us there, but going along nicely now. Although it be a little off course.