On day 3 we woke to heavier seas.The dolphins were still following. It had been forecast that the seas would be too heavy for us t o continue on the original course and a new one had been set to Brest in France but as the new weather forecast came in, it was decided tha t we could continue on to a yet-to-be-decided port in the north of Sp ain.As the wind swung round it became favourable to sail so 4 of the sails were set. James, Liam, Jonny. Fwd Stbd watch.
Day 4. As we took the 20:00 to 00:00 watch.It was mild and fine but r ather windy with the odd shower.We had lots of company from other shi ps on the way.Finally we got to our bunks for a well deserved sleep o nly to be interrupted by the seriously increasing wind and swell, lea ding to us bouncing around our bunks as well as unsecured items on th e deck.This is all to be expected on the Bay of Biscay!Breakfast toda y on the other hand was slightly more interesting than meals the prev ious day due to the swell resulting in us having more on our plate th an we ordered!Soon after, we were given a talk by the first mate Stev e on sail setting which we put into practice afterwards, by setting s ome fore and aft staysails.Still under engine power we are trudging a long at about 5 knots, heading towards Gijon on the North Coast of Sp ain.We should (in theory) be taking shelter tomorrow night due to mor e force 9 winds being on their way.However no plan is ever definite o n the sea and nobody knows what could be lurking around t he corner for our little sailing adventure!Holly and Tim (Forward Por t-AKA BEST WATCH!)