Chasing the Albatross

My adventure in search of a bird by David Lawson



0 Sunday 8th July

  • by David Lawson
  • 08-07-2018

So we diverted to Iceland as you will have seen. At one point we were closer to Iceland than Ireland!!! Now heading East towards Scotland and then hopefully we’ll catch the back of the high pressure system and down into Ireland. Well that’s the plan anyway. With no comms we’re not sure where everyone else is and no weather routing to work with so it’s all guesswork from the old information we have. Anything could happen!!

Still cold here. Have three layers on and then foulies on top. Cold in the night. We did briefly see some sun yesterday but nothing to make us feel warmer.

4 of us helming on our watch but with Jerry on Mother Watch and DK suffering with a very sore elbow it is down to just Trevor and me to helm. Managed 6 hrs yesterday and with difficult sea state it was very tiring. Still, managed several hours sleep last night and now feeling good. Jerry back today as his mother duty is over so 3 makes the job much easier.

The plus side is my helming under spinnaker has improved a lot.