I thought that would be the last picture but
here are two boats with 'Coastguard' logos, one towing the other.
Is this an exercise or a problem?
I only saw few boats after that.
This should have been posted yesterday, but it was not a good day.
When it blows a gale on my second day at sea I get sick and resort to
bed. There were a few vessels showing occasionally on the AIS, mostly
20 miles away, but one lighter and tug came past 4 miles astern.
It had been quiet the first night and with the heating on felt civilised,
but the wind was veering about ahead and I had to tack in the rain several
times in the early hours. At midday the wind got up and I was soon
down to 3 reefs and no jib. 35 knots was the most I saw on the anenometer,
force 8 and we bounced and had solid waves on deck, but I stayed in tabin and
The wind dropped to a 3 overnight but is back up force 5 now. It
is still raining. If I was short of water I would be filling cans but
having had cereal, fruit, or bread rolls for all meals so far there is
plenty of everything.