This morning we had breakfast and set off from Stromness in Orkney. After setting off we set sails up and we started off with quite a bit of wind which was about 2knots but then slowly got to none (0.00knots) when we got in to Scapa Flow where the wind died down completely and it is coming from a southerly direction. Abi’s watch are off up the mast and left Myself, Sandie, Mary, Lou and Charlie and there is nothing really amazing happening, we have spoken to two canoeist and they are going faster than us (we will beat them some time today we hope).
The rain is slowly coming in from the direction we left this morning (which is from Mainland Orkney) and getting windy so we shall be out of Scapa Flow soon..
Its Trish’s Birthday today, so we woke up to banners and balloons surrounding the lower mess which Trish’s watch kindly laid out for her. At smoko too continue with the celebrations Trish had a chocolate birthday cake which was rather yummy which, Colin the baker on board . It then got later in the day (8pm), by which time the ship was anchored and all the voyage crew were in the bar and we played pass the parcel which was fun because as well as having sweeties in each wrapping of paper there where forfeits that we had to complete, let me give you an example; “unwrap a banana with no hands” or “Do the highland fling”, these where very amusing ones at the end of the game when it came to the end of the wrapping, there where two prizes to be won; one of them was soap which Pam won, and the other was a badge that say’s “love machine” which Jo(medical purser) got it was really funny when she opened it. We used Fran’s ipod for the music which got interesting. Time for bed now, we will keep you updated as we get closer to Aberdeen 2days left boohoo... From fwd stbd to you; Sandie, Pam, Rebecca, Beth, Sarah and Sophie xxx (=^.^=)