Not sailing

Sarah Grace goes to sea
Chris Yerbury and Sophy White
Sun 20 Nov 2005 22:22
Tenerife (still) 20th November.
Yes, we are still here.   Chris has a few more grey hairs after computing the weather for a day before our big departure, and cleverly putting the brakes on, in order to avoid some rather dodgy weather.   There is a very unseasonal low prowling around, causing 35 knot head winds.   This morning 250 ARC boats left into this headwind in a rather kamikaze fashion, which seems like another good reason not to be part of a rally, if you leave willy nilly whatever the weather.  We are all well, enjoying being in a marina for all these whistling winds.   We hope that the wind will re-establish itself back into it's seasonal trade wind direction, from the north east, before the end of the week.
The slightly annoying thing is that from the catering side, all the preprepared food is now being eaten but not on passage, and will have to be rebought and recooked before our eventual departure.   A small price to pay for avoiding difficult weather.