Yesterday at five pm orders where changed as gale force winds sw immenient forcast. The Captain decided to enter Aberdeen. We joined the queue of ships in the fairway and made good progress to our berth at Regents Quay opposite the Crown and Anchor pub.
After docking stations Naomi climed to the top of the mast a great achievement for a courageous young lady.
Some of the voyage crew went ashore but all assembled later in the ships bar for a farewell party the highlights being entertained by the beautiful voices of Chris the First Mate and Scottish Lucy who sang in Gaelic. Harbour watches where set from 10pm with no problem through the night.
Next morning Friday 19th after the last breakfast grumpy hour was called also hands aloft for harbour stow of the sails. Oilskins and harness and bed linen handed in. Captains debrief followed and thanks given to watch leaders and permanent crew for their contribution to a great safe voyage of which 41% was under sail.
After a friendly lunch on deck many voyage crew said their goodbyes to all with many hugs and kisses all round. Some of the hardy have stayed onboard to help with the four days planned maintenance here in Aberdeen.
Other volunteers are expected laater today to help. So the voyage has ended in good spirits. I expect many voyage crew will return in the future.
Meanwhile maintence of the ship has started with painting scraping mending and fixing.
Peter from Scarborough.