Heading South This Week
OK OK I’m sorry, we’ve been pretty much cut off from ‘civilisation’ for a few weeks now hidden away up a tranquil little creek just opposite the beautiful church of St Just in Roseland in Cornwall. We’ve struggled to get a mobile signal let alone internet access hence the lack of updates.
Thanks to friends Ben and Alex we’ve been able to moor ‘Gleda’ in a completely sheltered mud berth to complete the preparations needed for the next chapter in this years adventure the trip South to Portugal. As an added bonus the weather has been excellent, far better than August but the nights are drawing in, the leaves are beginning to turn, it’s time to move.
It’s been good to re-charge the batteries a little although I’ve been working steadily through the jobs list, everything is ready now and on Wednesday evening I’m picking up Jake ( Tiki 26 ‘A Roamer’) from Exeter airport and then on Thursday morning we’ll be off. ‘Gleda’ is as prepared as I can get her and so am I, I’d be lying if I said that there was no trace of anxiety, I’m under no illusion that it’s no small thing to cross Biscay and sail down the Spanish and Portuguese coasts but I’ve done as much as I can, it’s what ‘Gleda’ was built to do and it’s the culmination of all that’s been done since May when we moved out of the barn.
We have a berth booked for the Winter in Lagos marina on the Algarve and I’m really looking forward to chilling down there and taking stock but before that there’s some sailing to be done!
So if the Universe is kind the next post I’ll write will be from foreign shores and I’ll have lots to tell you about.
See you later guys.