Update from Ailsa
A bad day in Skegness. No way, this is half way down the Portugese coast. At least the rain is warmer although not much. Good news is that the winds for the rest of the trip are from the North so excellent chance to test out the downwind rig.
The diesel issue is – fingers crossed – now resolved and a good dollop of Sikaflex has sorted a deck leak aside one of the stays.
Despite these minor problems we and Ailsa are in one piece. Spirits are high both in this camp and generally as we close in on Cape St Vincente with Nick and Andrew doing a sterling job and one of the monuments on today’s
tour seemed apt - “Virgin of Expectation”.
Richard and Shelley