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June 19, 2013

Last evening at sea it was obvious that we are approaching the longest day, as we were treated to a fantastic sunset which went on until after ten PM.

Having left Cherbourg we had to motor, as the sea was like a mill pond, with no wind to fill our sails.

Micah and uncle John, his assistant, made us a delicious savoury rice and pork chop dinner, followed by a succulent chocolate roulade with a raspberry and whipped cream filling. It was a lovely evening so many of us sat out on deck, and read or chatted and watched the sea go by. Everyone is feeling well in these conditions, and having a good rest between the watches that go on during the night.

Today, it was the full cooked breakfast start, followed by an energetic Happy Hour, to make sure that the ship stays clean and sweet! Below decks , Ellis, who is doing his Leadership at sea, made a great job of task allocation and recording what we had achieved today. The ship was gleaming by ten am. Smoko was then welcome, and this was followed by a Sail Setting talk on the deck, by Richard the Mate, which was very interesting and made it all that bit clearer.

Pizza for lunch, then most of us went to our bunks to get a nap in before we arrive in Boulogne later this afternoon, where we will have shore leave and time to explore. The sun is out again, so fingers crossed that we can break out the shorts again!

Tenacious crew

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