Day 3: sun sun sun here it comes

Purple Mist
Skippers: Kate Cope / Claire Dresser
Sat 4 Dec 2021 13:04
36:30.548N 004:38.93W

Yesterday evening we were really getting into this cruising lark with lovely nibbles and Jeremy got out his new guitar for a few tunes. Weather was calm all night so we were mostly motoring .
I did manage to squeeze in a bit of sailing at about 3am when there was just enough wind to do 5kts

Sunrise it was still calm then the wind rapidly built and I had 3 hrs or so of complete “yeeee hawww” upwind sailing full main and jib I’m up to 25kts ...what a warrior queen this boat is. Magnificent performance...Purple Mist needs a few more mods yet to get the same speed upwind !!
I’m just about used to the single tiller and different track and backstay controls . Still a bit fingers and thumbs though to be honest I’m a bit like that on Purple Mist.

We tracked along the coast , bright sunshine, waves crashing over the boat, music playing this is what it’s all about .

The just like that the wind died again and we went into flat calm and engine on.

Gibraltar is on the horizon. It looks a lot like Portland bill not connected to the mainland ..even if they a both are by flat land.


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Drinks and nibbles time

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Penguins jumping into the bunk

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Yeee hawwww sailing ...no getting me off the helm this morning . Too much fun