I had a couple of phone calls to help me wake, thanks guys, much apriciated :-). Then had a couple of txt's from worried folk that I'd either overslept or forgotten to turn the tracking device on. (this was before they were awake enough to read my last blog entry.
It's comforting to know that you guys are keeping an eye on me.
- I walked a couple of miles to restock with some fresh provisions.
- Read part of two books. Charles Stock's 'Sailing just for fun', just in case I needed a reminder and 'The Grace Outpouring' by Roy Godwin and my old mate Dave Roberts, an amazing story of God's work at Ffald-Y-Brenin.
- I practised a little Ukulele; Now I wonder should that read 'I practised on a little Ukulele' or 'I practised for a short while on the Ukulele'? You make up your own mind.
- I turned Ruach around, nose to the wind, so she thinks that this time we are 'going for it' (Also to stop the bloomin' cold wind getting into the cabin). Whatever reason, it gives me a different vista as I write this.
Not really a lot to show for the day, however I have been pawing over all sorts of weather forecasts and synoptic charts to try to make sense of what is going on. I've come to the conclusion that the forecasters have as much of an idea as I do about what will happen say twelve hours from now. As it stands we are on again for tomorrow morning, so up at six tomorrow to meet the tide at the Pentland Firth. At least that is an additional hour in bed compared to this morning.
Assuming I get onto the North coast sometime soon there is a chance that I will be going 'dark' on you. I'm told that there is minimal coverage for blogging on the North coast, so don't worry about me keeping up this tirade of blog updates, it won't last. But the good news is that the tracker on the main website will continue to function as it uses a different technology.
That's about it for now. Let's see what tomorrow brings.
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