We were on watch from 12.30-4.00. Having left Cambelltown anchorage, the wind was a very strong force 7 with force 9 gusts. We set 3 sails up and are sailing along at 7 knots. We are all perfecting the art of swaying side to side and having a rolling gait as we walk. Most of us managed to eat our lunch of baked potatoes with a selection of fillings. Now we have changed our route plan. We were planning to anchor near the Isle of Arran but are now heading further on as the winds are favourable. The favourable winds then became stronger and we reached 8.9 knots!! The fastest all voyage! These strong winds also brought with them some wonderfully wet autumn weather.
Whilst aft port were on watch. It rained and hailed, then changed to sunshine, and then we had thunder and lightening and even more rain. We also had two rainbows and were able to see both ends!! Eventually it brightened up but the wind dropped so we’ve now slowed down to about 3knots. L We are planning to anchor in Holy Loch in the Clyde, for two nights, so hopefully we will be able to go ashore in the boats. Now all hands on deck to hand the sails, time to put our wet oilies back on.
At 1930 we finally anchored, about 7 hours after we had originally planned to anchor.
Considering the conditions of a rocking boat, dinner was good, it was Stir fry and treacle sponge J !!!
Now we can all put our feet up and hope for good weather in the morning.
Fwd Stbd watch