Monday, 21 May 2018

..bird poo kind of a day...

...which sums it up nicely really..

Massive tide today - well into springs - and although sunny the wind was cold, but more disappointingly was well south of south west which meant it was directly on the nose.. not exactly conducive for a trip to the bottom of the harbour unless I ran the engine all the way, and I couldn't be bothered...

Brisk breeze though which allowed me to see how the stays were set (port side lower rear needed tightening) some decent speeds over ground when I turned with the tide...  but a busy old harbour today, I spent a lot of time dodging and tacking and dodging...  on the runs and reaches it was sublime, on the beats it was just cold...

Turned and headed for home and did a damn good clean of the boat which was disgusting when I got on board, damn shite hawks have clearly been living on a diet of seafood curry of the hottest type... 

...."clam vindaloo, sir?".. "I don't mind if I do"...
So in between wheeling a mop manfully, I also spent time tightening down the shrouds and then securing them with some mousing wire (though I have an alternative idea about that), also tidied up the forestay fitting, and cranked on an extra half inch of back stay...

...disgusterous beasts...
So all in all - a lovely day to be on the water, and while I didn't exactly set the world alight, I accomplished a bit, but definitely had a good day on the water... 

Log:


Distance: 6.33  (cumulative total in the mileage tab at the top)
Wind: F3 gust F4, going to F3; SE going SW through the session
Sail Plan: Full main, usual 75% genoa
Speed: 5.0/2.7 (though I saw some 5.3's and 5.4's when running with the tide on occasion)

2 comments:

  1. Having our feathered friends crapping on our boats is as inevitable as death and taxes, but I am comforted by that old saying - "Thank God cows don't fly".

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