The weather last night was windy, a lot of people felt very ill, so Amy and Emily (the wonderful two-some) spent most of the time at the steering whilst on watch. After not much sleep due to the ship rolling, we awoke to more rain and with the wind finally in the right direction we put up 10 sails, the most we have had up all trip. This allowed us to speed along at 9 knots to head towards Saint Brides Bay where we will anchor for the night. We’ve all had cake to celebrate Helens 20th birthday mmmmmmmmm. Mary’s watch all saw dolphins while on lookout. We also had the RAF do a practice rescue causing a great deal of excitement onboard. After having Jacket potato for lunch, we had on watch entertainment from Jon, Nat and Jenny featuring the singing flower (this involved them dancing in the rain to IN THE SUMMER TIME). Love from Emily Syred and Amy Porter (Forward Starboard Watch 13:28) Hi Mummyss xxx
We were 7 miles off the isle of Lundy when the RAF helicopter arrived. With a fresh breeze from the East we must have been a magnificent sight as we were making 7 knots and had nearly all our sails set. Usually the winch-man is landed on our stern platform but this time they tried something different and landed the winch-man onto the bowsprit. This all provided great entertainment (not sure the winchman was CRB checked first!!).
We had a great sail passing the isle of Skomer, with its marine reserve, and at 2030 we let go anchor in the relatively sheltered Saint Brides Bay.
Captain Barbara Campbell