After having had a great night, Sunday started with anchor watch. It basically means we keep watch with a group of 3 people and check the radar/GPS readings to check that the anchor is holding and thus the ship is not drifting away. The weather this morning is cold and gusty, but the sunrise was beautiful! We woke the entire ship at 7.30 because we are planning to lift the anchor at 8 am. We are now all waiting to get some delicious breakfast from our great cook Gerry (who is finally getting a cooks-assistant in Edinburgh)
Thomas Poels (NL) Tom Titular (NL)
After a nice British breakfast with toast, bacon, eggs and beans, we started our watch on Sunday morning at 8 o’clock. At first we raised up the anchor, it was heavy work, but we worked together and that was nice. We continue to follow our course to the harbour of Edinburgh. The weather is still very cold wet and windy, it is now blowing force 8 (42 knots) and is very exciting! The view of the coast is wonderful; we are looking at spectacular cliffs (rotsen – Dutch) and many castles (kastelen – Dutch). While on our watch we also had to do ‘happy-hour’ which means cleaning the ship. Sam (IR) was put in charge of shinning the Ship’s bell, (In Dutch: scheepsbel). After that there was time for some coffee, and Jerry treated us to some very nice brownies which didn’t last long! We are three hours from Leith and are ploughing through the waves nicely. In the afternoon we hope to disembark the ship and visit Leith and Edinburgh.