A.S. on watch 4am - 8am, so we have the pleasure of watching the sunrise.but it's cloudy! I thought it was meant to be warm and sunny in Jersey. Anyway, it's not cold enough to stop our wheelchair users being sent up into the rigging - how many people did we need to lift Adam in the end?! And as for Dean, he probably now holds the record for the fastest climb to the royals!
We got going again later that afternoon, following a nifty bit of 360 degree manoeuvring and straight out of the harbour past the old castle. Picked up the rib and dropped the pilot - the girls thought he was too cool in his shades to wave back! Can't believe we're already half way through the voyage and making our way home. Still, plenty of fun (including "happy" hours) still to come, and a bit of rope work before we settle into the night heading north. Before that, though, the water pistols (smuggled on board earlier that day) were broken out - messy, very messy - Lucy and Sophie had better watch out, there's still time for scores to be settled! Later that evening.Seems the excitement of Tony's video of the the re-creation of the Bounty made Georgie forget where she was - you're in bunk 45, Georgie, not 41.although Adam and I were pleased to see you in the middle of the night!
We are forward port watch on Tenacious enjoying our voyage returning to the Isle of Wight from our over night stop in St. Helier, Jersey.
During last nights sail we passed through the Alderny race and suffered difficult tidal conditions maki ng very little head way.
Due to constant bearing adjustments even the Captain, Simon, spent even the midnight hour on the bridge. Passage was better than expected and we are making good time.
The 21st birthday cake kindly cooked by Graham for Sophie was a novelty smoko this morning. We are all looking forward to the full celebrations later this evening.