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17-10-12 - Tenacious
We anchored in Cardigan Bay about 2030 last night, seeking shelter from the Easterly gales that were forecast. Everyone enjoyed a good nights sleep in a stable Tenacious - a great improvement on the previous two nights at sea.
The intention had been to head up towards Dublin Bay this morning, but another change to the forecast - this time Southerly Gales of Force 9, means that we are waiting until 1900 this evening before weighing anchor and heading for Dublin. At the moment even in this sheltered bay the ship is rolling to the swell coming into the bay.In the swell and surf a little head of a local seal pops up just to check us out to see what we are doing and then quickly dives under and swims away.
We have had a series of talks by the permanent crew on matters nautical (collision regulations, lights and shapes, weather forecasts) and today Carol told us about her Round The World Challenge Race. All the voyage crew are resting up now for what is likely to be a lively 90 mile dash up the Irish Sea with a southerly gale behind us. Bring on Dublin and the Guinness.