Fri 4 Jul 2014 15:17
As I hoisted the Q flag I was as always reminded of Wil's comment when he gave it to me....and then I looked back through the log book to see how often we have raised the Q flag this trip....22 so far, thanks Wil and Ellie! Which lead to how many countries have we visited....we have hoisted 15 different courtesy flags, the French still classify several islands as Departments of France otherwise it would be higher!
However that then leads one to question what is a country? I classify it as requiring Customs Clearance, having a flag of it's own and largely governing it's own affairs.....So Gibraltar is a country but Scotland isn't.....yet! I would be really interested in other peoples opinions, let me know what you think.
Woke up this morning and thought it was a bit windy so I turned the instruments on, maximum gust was 31.4 knots, Force 7 if you prefer. You do get used to anchoring in windy places, I wouldn't have considered sleeping while anchored in a force 7 before we started this trip.
So, with love
Alasdair, Gill, Habitat, Pickles and Star Charger
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