Port Aft Watch Saturday 24th June 2023
Cardiff to Liverpool Via Lundy Island
There was a watch leader called Jules
Who took on a bunch of raw fools
Steve hauled on the ropes
While Bill told dodgy jokes
And Sue kept abreast of the rules.
Yesterday was a busy day sailing from our anchorage around the north coast of Angelsey to our new anchorage in Bull Bay. What an exhilarating sail. Some of us got a face-full of cold sea water when some waves whooshed over the side of Tenacious. Most of the crew had enjoyed a great climb up the foremast with lovely views of the Welsh countryside.
Today more mast climbing started the day with assisted climbs and random climbs from other crew up the main mast though the wind was blowing quite strongly today. Last night’s anchor watch saw wind speeds up to 35 knots at times up until aft port retired to their bunks at midnight.
The tide changed direction
Wind no longer force seven
So sails on both masts harnessed power
No time for a brew
As the hauling tasks grew,
But today we avoided a shower.
Dave raced up the mast
North Wales drifting past,
While the gannets and gulls ‘neath him fly,
Voyage crew bathed in sun
On this back homeward run
With Jez and with Sarah on high.