At 15.00 we sailed off the berth at Muelle de Castillo under jib + main and fore lower topsails - an impressive start. The Pilot was clearly impressed and as we left the harbour was overheard to say, "Well, I suppose I have to get off now"! Wind NE 3, course to pass to the south of the island and then turn west to clear the southern shore. As darkness fell the wind strengthened and by 19.30 the log recorded N force 7 with a rolling sea and Tenacious creaming along. Mess duty was a bit rugged but it was a fine ride. Later braced to Port to head for our night anchorage off Pto Taogo, Muelle Cementero (romantic Spanish for 'Cement works').We dropped anchor at 22.10 in light airs!
Wednesday 19th dawned fine and clear with very little breeze. At 09.30 weighed and under engine headed NW to Puerto Mogan, a small fishing village/yacht harbour. Ruth, Joe and Lorna climbed the main mast with 2 of them making the very top! No shortage of shore party applicants - how will they feel when they return? The Captain is aiming to berth alongside this
evening, but it is going to be a mighty tight space. Will he pull it off?
Watch this space..........
Peter Forward Port watch.