Hi folks, this is coming from Jim the elder statesman on board. My son James is the skipper. Hey dad he said one day, how do you fancy sailing to Lisbon with us as part of our mammoth adventure.
It will be great he said, sunshine, light winds, excellent company, just like that cruise you and mum did last year on Royal Caribbean.
Well let me tell you, he lied. It has been very wet the last 24 hours, and Andy has used up all his dry socks. Yesterday we had 30 knot winds on the nose, were down to two reefs in the main and a handkerchief for jib and we were still going in the wrong direction. Elinca fought bravely through the night and we are now approx 95 miles from Lisbon. I can hear the showers calling from here. Oh and did i mention the heads (toilets) packed up. James and Zoe did manage to fix them at 3 o clock this morning.
All in all it’s been a great trip down, excellent company, some amazing sights, one or two great days sailing. Oh and Liam if you are reading this we saw whales as well. Colette has promised me more today on our watch, so we will see what happens.