If anyone had told us that the anchor-directly under our berths-would be making the most horrendous racket all night long, then we would have chosen to sleep on the yard arm (a more peaceful option surely)!!! Many groggy looking members of the crew – had they just come from the Rocky Horror Show? – sat down to one of Dave and Mandy’s breakfast specials. This perked many of us up. Others needed to keep their eyes on the horizon whilst keeping up the pretence of normality. Heave ho!! Scrubbing the decks made for an interesting activity. We would never have guessed this alternative use for Persil!! Captain wanted the decks WHITE!! So we set to on 1 square metre and scrubbed away. Some found this easier than others! Biggest bonus is that there will be less need for going to the gym to work on those bingo wings! We changed course today in order to drop some of our crew on Guernsey. We got involved with setting sails and plenty of rope work-more bingo wing work outs- and harboured gracefully in St Peter’s Port. Crew were granted shore leave except those of us who were in shackles in the hold because of a lack of attention during the sail setting talk-no disrespect Neil!!! We love you really!! Actually he was great, as a very small team of fair maidens, ably led by Diana, got the ship safely tied up alongside the quay. Girl power!
After another gourmet lunch (Cookie, you really should consider asking for a pay rise) eaten on the deck in the sunshine, we were given the opportunity to go ashore to explore. A few did this whilst a few took to their beds to catch up on sleep (back to that pesky anchor again!) A restful evening is welcome before setting off for Jersey tomorrow.
Fwd Port watch