A wonderful night watch 2000 – 2400hrs saw Forward starboard watch stargazing at the amazing shooting stars, and the Milky Way just added to the star spectacular.
The 1230 – 1600 Watch had lobsterpot slaloming down to a fine art as we sped up the East Coast (at 8 knots with 30 knots windspeed) from Spurn Head to Flamborough Heads – 15 miles from our destination, Scarborough – which we reached in time for tea. Some of us having overcome seasickness, all of us enjoyed a wonderful supper of sweet and sour stir fry and rocky road pudding.
Forward Starboard Watch
We are sitting in the shelter of the bay – thank goodness ! – the wind is howling through the rigging and since 07.00 we have had regular gusts of up to 40 knots ! Consequently , the hour of happiness has been all below decks and as I type , the troops are making the accommodation sweet and shiny !
Brasses glowing , air vents hovered , decks awash with bubbles ( bit over keen there Jennie ! ) all to background music – too up to date for me to identify !
Capt Neil is going to review the sea state at noon, and decide if we can run boats to shore , and let the crew know in one of his regular updates. Otherwise we have a quiz in mind later, and a cosy up in the bar !
All for now. Jane