37:41N 25:31W sailing slowly along the south coast of Sao Miguel, sometimes
with 30knots and other times with just 10 as the mountains fluke the wind.
Ready to go at 10:30 this morning, but then wind windex went on holiday
again, so I ripped off the panel (which i had beuatifully sealed a week ago)
and once we had cleaned the wires and plastered ourselves with more sealent
we were in business.
The nice neighbouring racey German guy came up as we were ready to depart
and told us he wouldn't be able to go today. Cos see, his davits were
cracked. Hm. And if the davits break i will lose the dinghy, he said. Hm.
But he could have deflatd the dinghy and strapped it to the foredeck, no?
Todd told him that it wasn't the sort of thing he expected to hear from the
Maser Race, a very poor show. Hardly surprising that Operation Sealion was
called off with that sort of attitude, really. Fortunately the nice german
guy didn't hear any of this.
There's possible rippy weather aginst us in Gibraltar from late 1st June, so
we'll see if we can beat it but i am not optimistic. Blimmin gibraltar is
always a bit of a kicking, for me anyway.