Yesterday was very wet and the sea was rolling, some may have still been feeling ill but the majority were happy as we finally had a full day of true sailing under our belt.
Chris, Dale, Joe, Vince, Victoria and Pete went aloft. Vicky was very pleased with the view whilst standing with Pete on the royal yard arm.
Tracy finally able to enjoy the day, was feeling better and took control of the ship at the helm.Everyone had a very tasty lamb roast dinner cooked by Dave the chef.
After tea, the winds died down and the ship almost came to a standstill, the skies were clear and we were able to see the extensive array of stars above. All was quiet on that watch so Joe and Dale decided to try telling jokes, I think Joe (alias Seaman stains) came off slightly worse.
We were all raised in the morning with the clatter of plates and rolling debris as the ship and crew were trying to manage a force 8/9 Rachel, Pete, Dale Toni,and Matt felt this was a good time to practice Michael Jackson impersonations whilst clipped on at the front of the ship(if we were not clipped on we would have certainly taken flight) The ship carried on sailing through the night and it soon became obvious in the morning that the strong south westerly would prevent us entering the river Dart.
So we carried on around the headland(Berry Head) to the sanctuary of Torbay.The anchor was dropped and we stayed there until midday before making our way back round the bay to Dartmouth The journey back was not with out a few minor problems like avoiding several lobster pots and beating into the wind.
On arrival to the Dart we are now all ready for a well deserved pint on terra firma.