Captain; Alan Glover
11th February 2018; Arrived Gosport
09th February2018; Refuelled, dinghy re secured. Departed Lorient. All being well and weather permitting ETA Gosport Sunday PM.
05th February 2018; Departed Gijon
05th February 2018; Working on shore power line, then seacocks then fuel. All being well and weather permitting ETD 1800
03rd February 2018; Arrived Gijon
31st January 2018; Arrived La Coruna 18.15 GMT
31st January 2018; ETA La Coruna this evening. No problems reported
29th January 2018; Departed Cascais 19.30
29th January 2018; Captain reports
In 25/30 kt NEly making 3.5/4 kts slamming with green water over deck. Intend fuel stop only at Cascais. We are burning 11lts per hour
27th January 2018; Windy and currents ok to depart Gib at 14.00 CET
24th January 2018; Arrived Gib. Captain reports;
Wind foul tomorrow.
Sail Friday time 1500 dictated by straits tidal stream. Estimate la corunna in one go at Tuesday 30th late pm.
Next weather window Biscay looks like 6th. To be confirmed closer to time.
Both fall blocks failed and replaced here. Believe dinghy overloads davits. Engine at spec is 225 lbs , dinghy about the same.
18th January 2018; Departed Cagliare
16th January 2018; Captain reports
Unable make gib wind current sog under 3knots less than half fuel remaining. intend Cagliare eta2400. will phone evening
14th January 2018; Departed Sicily. ETA Gib 20th January
13th January 2018; Captain reports Stbd Fwd head seacock possibly blocked. It has been removed in the past and reset 180 deg out of alignment. Plan to get extinguishers and flares in Gib
12th January 2018; Dinghy turned round. Fittings for mainsail need replacing. Buying locally. Some worn and wont fit. Clevis pin for tack badly worn and misshaped. Genoa bent on but too windy to bend on main at the moment. Waiting for wind to ease. Yesterday was heavy rain and thunderstorms. Missing bag did not turn up yesterday. Promised for today.
11th January 2018; Todays job list
- Reprogram nav kit into English.
- Shop for and victual ship.
- Collect missing bags. (hopefully)
- Bend on sails.
10th January 2018; Today’s job list
- Battery chargers on line
- Cushions stowed in port forward.
- Set up a.c.. interior damp and needs dehumifing with a.c..
- Replace old fresh water. Standing since November.
- Only half a gas bottle. Gas Cepsa not available in Italy or UK. May get a blue Gaz one.
- Tidy interior to make liveable.
- Dump junk.
- Draw up victualling list.
- Missing bag being delivered tomorrow.
- By tomorrow sails will be outside ready for tomorrow’s main job bending on.
- More photos and tomorrow s job list in the morning.
- Seacocks soaking in oil
- Stern light working (€6.95 bulb)
09th January 2018; Captain arrived Licata. Unfortunately his bags didn’t. Hope they will be at the airport in next 48 hours. He cannot get onto the dock and get on board until after 1400. However he has seen that the dingy is on the davits.
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