Previous nights revellers felt slightly rough but rallied early following a brilliant sunrise anticipating the arrival of the new voyage crew.
An inspiring motivational talk was presented by Captain Clare with various potential alternatives, should the vageries of the weather intervene.
We cast off at 17:45 with the locals wishing us bon voyage and a freshing northerly wind speedily assisting us down the Clyde to Ailsa Craig.
Written by a motley crew in the bar.
(Hello Pam !)