There we were at Scarborough, feels like we’ve been at sea for weeks! First time in Scarborough for most people. Blue skies and sunshine on Lord Nelson but getting into the tender we needed full oilies. What lovely British weather!
Some of us took a trek up to the castle, and enjoyed a cream tea with scones, plus great alternative views of the ship. Lovely scenery and came back via Anne Bronte’s grave at St Mary’s Church, (the answer to which won us the onboard quiz). Local Scarborough fish and Chips for dinner on shore.
Plus fresh fish caught by Captain Neil and other members of the permanent crew, we are certainly getting our oily fish quota!
Departed Scarborough skilfully sailing through a succession of lobster pots.
During the night we sailed through force 8 winds doing fantastic speeds of 7,8 and 9 knots. The ship sailed so fast that we had to wake up the BMs and Lesley the Bosun , in order to hand sail and slow us down so we would keep to our arrival time into Great Yarmouth.
Nick got his revenge on Sue (who had accidentally sat on him in his bunk in the dark at 4am one morning), by placing a hideous lifesize dummy in her bunk while she was on watch . She came back to it at midnight, and when she reached into her bunk and felt a latex hand and saw a grotesque face complete with make-up and pigtails, she leapt back a mile and almost fainted!
Luckily she recovered by morning, and was fit for Happiness and harbour stowing before lunch, which we are now fast approaching .....
Planning to anchor around dinner time this evening and have a flutter on the horses!
Sadly, this is our final evening of the voyage and we are getting photos and contact names together to keep the memories alive.
By Sue, Emily and John