Well we are in another country; we landed at 3pm
Thursday 7th June after 3 days 6 hours at sea from Falmouth.
The journey was made interesting by the weather
which was pretty much as forecast, but the sea state was generally much worse,
confused and rather steep big waves. This along with the fog, loads of
commercial shipping on night 2, and the 7/8 winds on night 3 as we approached
Finisterre, kept us on our toes. We played with three pods of dolphins on
the way down, one group played for over 5 hours, they are such lovely
carefree (seemingly) creatures. They were jumping at the side of the cockpit
squeeking (dolphin chatter) absolutely great! We are formally adopting that
Christine has finally named the Hydrovane (that's
the wind vane steering thingy on the back), in a moment of transcendental
inspiration she came up with "Marg": That is Marg from the Simpsons. The Vane
looks like her hair-do, ok red rather than blue, but otherwise a dead ringer; so
Marg it is!
On the subject of Marg, she performed
magnificently. After the first five minutes of new user confusion she helmed
faultlessly right the way across without giving us the slightest worry,
fantastic device, the designer (If he was alive) should be given a
Well we have had 10 hours of sleep, washed the
boat, and are showered ready to investigate La Coruna.
They don't do pasties here, but Chris was allowed
one before removing the beard which was getting itchy!! Has to be beer and Tapas
C2 afloat xx
ps the proposed photos will be uploaded when we
have some wifi; this is a slow satphone upload sorry ........