We have had a little sail

The adventures of Skipper Splodge and mack
Ian Cheek
Wed 25 Jun 2014 11:16
This is out of order, due to the IT problems
We made it around Carmel head, being able to bear away out went the head sail, then that was put away and the cruising chute went up, and the engine went off. under sail at last and making 6 knots through the water.
Made it around the stacks, then the tide turned against us as expected, then the wind dies, so back under engine.
Put a waypoint on A Coruna only 611 miles to go.
We were entertained by Plas Menai (national water sports centre) yacht Menai 3, trying to run down the survey vessel Prince Madog, they have very big day shapes. Prince Madog not impressed, we chuckled, as we listen in on the radio.
Lots of vegetable's seem to have been sacrificed for the evening meal. Gaia is a little limited on the size of her water tank so we had to use the sea water dish washer (bucket). We later modified it to the deluxe model, by tying the washing up brush to the buckets halyard.
The sextants have been out of their boxes, mark has done his first sight reduction.