Just about off

Sweet Dreams
Roz Preston /Ed Phillips
Wed 5 Oct 2022 04:54

So, its 5.40 am and I’m wide awake waiting for the alarm to go off so I can get started on the list that has been running through my head most of the night - remove the fly screens from the portlights (one flew away in Biscay), secure all hatches, find the watermaker instructions, take the feet off the boarding ladders so they dont foul the sheets etc etc etc. 7am departure, it will be cold but just getting light. Course planned for Porto Santo, arriving Sunday. The forecast looks good for sailing all the way, varying between a broad reach and downwind with the twin headsails poled out. Proper ocean sailing. Hope to add to the post along the way if I can work the satellite system…oh, and must remember to return the gate entry cards to the marina office etc etc etc…