The weather has been amazing. We all have a great tan. I have been very sea sick, so I missed a WHOLE DAY of Dave's menu especially my favourite treacle sponge pudding. I managed to go aloft with Leslie's encouragement (I did need the comfort of the rope). I've seen dophins!! Whoopee.
The winds eased yesterday, allowing us a smooth passage into Cascais. We arrived mid afternoon and hit the beaches and the bars and most sampled the delicious fresh fish at local restaurants.
This morning, after posing for the voyage photo there were assisted climbs for those who required a bit of extra help or reassurance as they climbed.
Gigi decided to leave her wheelchair behind and attempt to climb the mast, using the strength of her arms. With help from Lesley and BM Marcin (very confusing having two Marcins on board) to move her feet, she made it, leaving the rest of us completely awed and moved by her courage and determination to make it to the first platform.
We set sail before lunch in calm conditions, and there were prone bodies all over the deck this afternoon, with the occasional head bobbing up when dolphins were sighted. Bruce spent our dog watch in a wheelchair as part of his Leadership at Sea training, and got a different perspective of bracing, happy hour and helming.
Dave surpassed himself at dinner with roast lamb and banoffee pie. We are now enjoying a quiet drink in the bar, before retiring to bed early, as we will be rudely awoken at 330 am for our morning watch, with the best gadget on board...Euan. (No guesses as to =who added the last bit!) ]