iain and gaynor macalister
Fri 7 Aug 2009 13:23
I wont ever appreciated sleep as much as I do now! The weather has been pretty shocking we could use a little sun and some wind maybe???? we left cowes at 7 am yesterday morning and motored the whole day against the wind making our way to cornwall, last night we where on 2 hour shifts, 2 hours night watch and 2 hours sleep uncle Ian was on my shift with me making sure I didn't get us run over by any of the massive freight liners, cruise ships and oil takers ( so many of them out there)! which was lucky because we ran out of fuel at 3am in the path of one of those beasts scary stuff!!! he made a radio call to the cost guard making them aware of our situation we refueled, he bleed the old diesel engine and got us moving again in no time, uncle ian has done a beautiful job reconditioning the thing and it ran perrfectly the whole the whole 34 hours straight since we left Cowes. We have been sailing for 3 days and my fishing lines been in the whole time yet no bites I guess the lewer im using is the size of most the fish out there and if I pull anything in it will probably be a great white or sumthn The closest thing to a catchi had was getting auntie gaynors shoe caught on my hook. We arrived in Port Pendennis round 5 this arvo and first thing I did was run to the showerblock (Oh Sooooo nice I know it will be my last for at least 2 Weeeeeeeeeeks!!!! I'm not the one who should be worried its my poor uncle and auntie who gotta put up with me!) Anyways I'm having an amazing time and cant wait to set off tomorrow and embrace the next few weeks ahead of us on lady corina making our voyage to the canary island's and what the combination of the weather and beastly sea will throw our way.
Thats it from me im off to bed cos i know tomorrow will be a big one !