small world sailing

Day 34

N44.11.57 W020.06.16

Heading 055T Wind, yes, very.

Be carefull what you wish for. Today was a Big day. Made Bermuda look like a sunday sail.

Around midnight the wind began to pick up and I was able to set downwind with the main only, 5-6kts! Brilliant. I downloaded a weather chart this morning and sure enough, there’s that other big Low just off the coast of Ireland, worked itself up into a bit of a frenzy it has, Storm force and everything. Big cold front running right down to the west of me.

I woke early, was on deck by 5am. Didn’t feel sleepy and besides, the wind had picked up over night so I desided I’d put the first reef in the main, wind was about F4-5. By 1030 I was putting the second reef in, F5-6 and by noon I was thinking about ropeing in the third, F6-7, I only have two reef lines so the last one has to go in with a line round the boom by hand. I desided I’d drop the main altogether and just run with a spill of foresail instead.

After dropping the main and wrapping it up in line round the boom, I didn’t fancy the bungy’s holding, I sat back in the cockpit and out of the corner of my eye something flicked, I looked and sure enough there was another mast. I thought it odd cause there no way anyone would be sailing to wind would they? And I couldn’t think I was catching anyone up, so it must be someone Hoave Too. That is to say, with the sails backed and stalled against the wind just sitting it out. But it was someone going to windward, beautiful racing yacht gliding over the waves, so effortlessly, I was jealous and in the mean time i’m begining to struggle.

Heading downwind all the while in the right direction, it was getting blowy and I was running but atleast I was running home. By 1430 I was under bare poles alone F7-8 and as the day wore on that’s how it stayed, by 1630 it was F8-9 and the heavons had opened, the rain, much like before, was hitting so hard. All the while I’m stood in the companion way, nothing I can do, the boats got nothing to do with me, everythings tied down and put away, the Hydrovane is basically holding the stern into the gale and we’re trucking along at 4-5kts. But much like watching a car accident I couldn’t just go below, had to stand and watch this mayhem unfold. I had in mind what I could send out over the stern if she began to surf, two 75ft lines with a length of chain between them, this’d slow me down, I’d worked this out before I left Nassau. But it wasn’t necessary, she’s so well behaved even when, as today, the waves were coming in from the left and right too. I got very wet and had a few breakers over the cockpit. One wave, about the size of a semi detached house, came right upto the stern of the boat, bold as brass, my eye’s went very wide and involenterily in a little quiet mouse voice I could be heard to utter ‘fuck’ then the wave promptly callapsed all over the aft cabin top, into the cockpit and all over me, it was awesome, in a bad way.

Then, in an instant there was an almighty great gust for a few seconds, could have easily nudged F10, then Wind moderated and veered 30deg, the rain stopped, the front had passed.

I let things settle for a while then went forward, I’d tied in my third reef and was going to get a little main up. Only the main Halyard had somehow gotten through the spreaders and wrapped itself round the radar reflector on front of the mast. My last boat had this problem when I bought it and I remember thinking at the time that I couldn’t work out how it could happen, I’m still none the wiser. This was a blow though as it renders the line useless for pulling up the main.
I had an idea, went below and picked up the old spinika line that had parted the other day, I attached this to the topping lift, that’s the line that holds up the back of the boom, I had an idea I could pull the heavyer spinika line through on the topping lift (which is only light weight) and use that as my halyard till I could get up the mast in the next calm and get the old one down. End to End’d them at the mast opening and went back to get the topping lift off the boom. You have to remember now that the boat is pitching wildly, the winds may have eased but they’ve also veered and so the waves are all over the place. Concentrating on staying onboard I unhitched the line and moved forward to the mast, looked up ready to start pulling the new Halyard through only to see that the topping lift too had hitched up round the radar reflector!
Still I’m none the wiser as to how this happens but god now I’m screwed! I have two boat hooks, I strapped one to the other but with the wind I couldn’t hold them steady enough to hitch either line, I was really in a pickle. I thought, If I can get two ends of the spare spinika halyard over the spreader, then tie the ends together round the Main and Topping lift lines, I could then pull back through and then down and un hitch them and pull them back through to the back of the mast.
I tried a number of times to haul the line over the spreader but with the wind and the fact that i’m a big girl, I couldn’t get it over. Jesus, this is a real issue, no Main! and still 850nm to go, I’ll have to head back to the Azores!. Then, in one final attemp I had an idea, I doubled up the line and tied off the end with a loop. The in one of the lines I tied a bigger loop. I took the topping lift and snapped the small loop into it and hauled it up above the spreader, just as I had hoped the bigger loop was able to be swung over the spreader and drop down the forward side. With the two Boat hooks I was able to hook the big loop and pull the double line, and the topping lift, forward of the mast over the spreader. With the open ends I tied off round the Main halyard then pulled in the doubled up end, pulling the now joined line up over the spreader and foward of the mast with the Main Halyard inside it. Pulling hard I was able to get the Main off the Radar reflector and back through the stays to the back of the mast. Then, I slipped the knot in the double line and pulled it back through down the front of the mast. I’d sacreficed the topping lift to get the Main back but thank god it had worked. This all took about 3 hrs and I’m just sat now writting it feeling very wind burned but what a day I’ve had. I’ll never tie the Halyard off on the mast again I know, it’ll always come down to the toerail well astern in the furture.

And isn’t it a bit late in the year for Gales too!?! 7 days I’ve been out here, 6 days of too calm weather, 3hrs of glorious sailing and one hell of a gale to work through, there’s something wrong there surley.

I have the main up with the 3 reef, I have a tiny little bit of headsail out and I’m sailing home at 5kts in a very lumpy and uncomfortable sea. But all is, just about, well.


June 30, 2008 at 21:07 Comments (0)

Day 33

N42.52.09 W022.24.82
Wind 10kts Heading 060T
I said yesturday that I was 4 days out and had only covered 300miles. Obviously, as your all very aware people, you’ll have noticed that I’ve been out for 5 days. This morning I desided to work out exactly how i’m doing, my day runs from 10am as that is the time I left Horta. So I wasn’t really being decitful.
So, as of 10am this morning, 5 complete days.
Actuall milage covered. 445nm
Millage from Horta. 351nm
Thats gives me a average of 89nm per day though this is only 70nm if you take the direct route, which of course I can’t. This would be a lot worse but for the amount of motor sailing I’ve done. Same quantity of fuel on board, half the distance. These may seem like small differences but they are large % differences from what is ‘average’ and therefore have a big impact on the time this’ll take. More than once I’ve counted out the food to make sure I can cope with the worse case. I can, just.
Yesturday was the worse so far, as I mentioned the wind (what there was of it) was in my desired direction of travel and my tacking angle was about half the compass around it. With some motoring toward midnight I managed 59nm.
According to my routing charts, Ocean currents should have an eastery set to them this far north, but this is bunkum, they’ve been south or south easterly since the Azores as you would expect them to be down there, but here they should have swung by now and be helping me on my way, going more easterly then northeasterly as I close the channel. As yet, they’re not. I should point out at this point that, rather confusingly, currents are spoke of in the direction their going, an easterly set therefore should be traveling east. Wind is the direcion it’s blowing from, so a wind traveling west is considered to be easterly, therefore an easterly set and a westerly wind are going in the same direction. Why the accient marina came up with this we can only speculate, but like most things in sailing it seems to be the opposite of what modern man would consider comon sense.
I, out of shear bordem, listened in on Herb last night. It’s difficult to pick him up this far northeast but ‘mo-mo’ who must have a big tall mast, was relaying his forcasts to the boats east of the Azores. Sounds like I’m missing the bullet. To the South the Azores has a low pressure system and a front passing today was suppose to give some lucky bugger some 35kts SW winds (thats Gale force and at the moment I sincerly mean ‘lucky’). To the North another boat heading for the Irish sea was being told to stand off at the entrance to the channel till tuesday as a big low is thrashing Ireland with upto storm force winds tomorrow. I also got half a message about a capsized Yacht, will tune in again a little earlier tonight and see If there’s any more info on that. My thoughts turned imeadiatly to Daniel, the Austrain, who’d left, against my judgement, in his little tub into the last nasty Low to hit the Azores. Lets all hope it wasn’t him and that whom ever it was got off to their raft ok.
It’s a queer feeling you get in your gut when you hear of Yachts and, presumably, their crew lost at sea. Your reminded, obviously, that it’s of course always possibe that the same could happen to you, quite easily, but it doesn’t fill you full of fear, indeed, it reinforces your comitment to continue sailing, like you owe it to them to carry on living the ‘dream’. Just one of those things that happens from time to time, and it’s sad but it makes you more determined to enjoy every minute of what your doing. I get a simular feeling when I see a motorcycle accident, particularly if I’m on mine at the time. I’m sure many people get a simular feeling when their climbing mountings or sky diving or something. We have to keep doing it, to keep enjoying it, other wise they died for nothing. In a way, thats what gets me about all this health and safety buff, a few lives saved each year but a few million others deprived of that game of conkers they were quite looking forward to. It keeps us safe but sucks the life out of us at the same time, so we just end up brain dead living lives that are meaningless. I’d like to think, If I copped it sailing, that no one would strike up a campain to stop others doing it. That they’d just be happy I’d comitted so much to doing something I love.
BTW,so you don’t worry, to permanently capsize a Yacht is very difficult, you need to have a Keel failure really, ie, the Keel drops off and upsets the fishes and the boat becomes top heavy with the mast and falls over. Or you need to have a Catamarn that you we’re sailing like a plonker and had to have had so much sail up in too much blow that you managed to upset their incredible low center of gravity. Either way, it’s very hard to do and very unfortunate.
The sea was glassy calm last night and progress was slow against the current with no wind. Motoring, with this calm sea, not even the main sail was flogging particularly. I worked out that I could either make 18nm overnight with the engine running or I could shut down, drift and sleep. I did the latter, got up once after 3hrs to see if some wind had come up, it hadn’t, went back to bed.
This morning, after breakfast (which is cerial with water as the milk goes off too quick without a fridge) I set the Main and Foresail against a beam blow, the wind veering still to the SE again. But the motor had to go on too to make any progress above 2kts and the swell had picked up enough to flog the Main violently again, not enjoyable.
But by this afternoon the engine was off, the breeze was abaft the beam (love saying that ;o) and for the first time in six days I had reached and maintained, however briefly, 5kts! Absolutly wonderful. And in the right direction too. Didn’t last long of course, about 3hrs, and the wind veered still so that now i’m as as close to downwind as I can get without a spinika. Now the sails flog everytime a particularly big bit of swell comes across and rocks the boat as there is still to little wind to press them. I think I should see a little deteriation in the weather, thankfully, and a bit more wind. There’s another low southwest of the big one that’s pushing into Ireland and I hope the Irish one will keep the other one a bit further south and I can get a flick off the southern edge of it, that’d be super. I will tune into Herb for only the fact that it’s nice to hear people about you and what’s going on with them, plus it’s something to do and adds a little routeen.
June 29, 2008 at 18:26 Comments (0)

Day 32

N42.10.65 W023.37.10
A bit of a disaster has befallen me. Yesturday afternoon after supper, while I had the engine off performing some routine maintainence, the Spinika halyard parted (thats a sailory way of saying the rope broke) I didn’t notice to be honest. I started the engine again and popped it back in gear, sat and looked forward, no Spinika. It took a little while to figur out what had gone on, then, in a panic, I threw the engine into neutral suddently aware that there was every chance of rapping the Sail round the prop.
Fortunatly this did not happen and I went forward to investigate. Sure enough, once I’d pulled the wet sail back on board, the Halyard had parted about two foot from the end and the loose end had fallen back down in the mast. This is a bit of a bugger. Now I have no way of running downwind at all, particularly painful after the loss of the Spinika pole earlier in the trip.
I have to say that this came close to upsetting my Zen like attitude to this second leg of the trip, though not as much as the pathetic lack of wind that slapped the sails back and forth once I’d reset the main and foresail and adjusted my direction to cope with the loss. Now moving more northely at about 4kts I’d as yet not managed to break the 5kt barrier in 3 days of sailing. A little slanging match errupted between me and mother nature for a short while before I got hold of myself and resigned to another sleepless night.
Oddly, Halyard fatigue has caused me concern, only the other day I pulled the Main Sail Halyard through to check it’s length. It’s ok.
I had suffered a bad Spinika wrap early in the day, that it to say, in the light airs the Spinika had calapsed and the little breaths of air had folded it neatly round the foresail. It’s happened a number of times over the last two days but this took some considerable dealing with, pulling and poking with the Boat hook to free it up. I wonder if the grating of this type of motion caused the line to rub through, though on what I can’t think.
Today, at dawn, the wind began to swing round and it veered SW to NE by noon, I think this was a passing weak front, this pushed me off to the SE as close pinched as I could be and being attacked by Ocean currents on the other tack sent me of NW a tacking angle of about 180deg. So no progress has been made today. Currently I’m motor sailing at 2kts into the ‘wind’ against the current. This is really starting to get me down. 4 days out and only 300 miles covered, not great.
June 28, 2008 at 17:51 Comments (0)

Day 31

N41.04.36 W024.34.50
Heading 050T Wind Humph
To this point my sailing ‘knowledge’ has been based on talking to other sailors, reading numerous books and researching a great deal on the internet, I did not enter into this little escapade lightly. But now, suplanting my bookish knowledge with actual experience I discover that much of what I thought I knew was not based on real life.
There are plenty of ‘experienced’ sailors who will tell you horror stories at the bar, usually in the third person ‘I had this mate of a mate who’s friend was my uncles cousin’ type story, you get the impression that on every trip you’ll ever make, you’ll undoubtably get a good kicking for a few days. No one ever says ‘ I spent a week becalmed in the Bay of Biscay ‘ well, tales of calm weather don’t make for good stories do they?
Certainly the boat was bought prioritising certain unplesent asspects of sailing, namely, heavy weather, Gales and Storms. Certainly I have experienced gale force winds but in actual fact for no more than 36hrs…….thus far. I accept I have at least 10days to go. Nevertheless, looking back over the log I see that I have had winds, less than 10kts (being the agreed minimum to sail by) for more than 50% of the time.  
So the question has to be asked, what is the right compromise when it comes to your boat choices? Not a question I suspect that has yet been answered by even the best yacht designers and a question that will remain unanswered for some considerable time to come. Certainly you wouldn’t want a boat that fell over at the first sign of a bad blow, or one that would fall apart after only a few hours of heavy sailing. By the same token though, you do want a boat…..I want a boat right now, that has a Rig about twice the size of what I currently have, in order to make the most of this light weather.
Of course, you’ll never be able to sail a boat faster than the wind you are sailing in, but to make the most of it would, at the moment, be the most desired thing I could think I’d want in the whole wide world.
The motor was shut down at 10pm, having desided that after 24hrs under power, a night through the islands and a night on the engine, I was in desperate need of some sleep. I slept well, in half hour periods as normal, and feel greatly improved for it.
The fact is that I continued to crawl along at 2-3kts under Spinka only and this is quite litterally adding days to my trip. The motor therefore went back on after breakfast and has been on all day. I’m expecting to turn it off at about 11pm and drift along under Spinika again. The wind has picked up by oh such a little bit as to hardly notice. The Barometer remains 1010 and the Sun is out with not a cloud in the sky. There is a bigger swell in the SW though and I take this as an encouraging sign for better winds to come.
If I’m dead lucky I’ll just scrape past the 1K mark by midnight. I’m getting a little low on litrature and have only one last Orwell novel to read having enjoyed A Clergymans Daughter and Burmese Days over the past week or so. I’m currently on Coming Up For Air and it’s interesting to read these less known and frankly less good novels but see the direction in which his writting developed to eventually come up with Animal Farm and 1984. I’m also re-reading Carribean Passagemaking and can feel my itch burning and I’m not even home yet! 
By Jove what what.
June 27, 2008 at 18:21 Comments (0)

Day 30

N40.11.65 W025.59.47
Wind: <10kts Heading 045T
The wind went from NE very little to E less, last night at 2200. As a result the engine went on and has been on all day, the pluses are that for the first time since leaving the Bahamas I have a full charge in the Batteries and I’m heading in the right direction at about 4kts.
I’ve found that as long as the engine is topped to the brim with water, it’ll run indefinatly quite cool so long as you don’t try and press it. As I’ve mentioned before, I just have it in gear at tick over, more than this would drive you bonkers anyway as the noise it too much. I do only have 6 days of fuel though so at least half of this leg will need wind to complete it. So far though no sign of any decent sailing wind. I’m not getting as stressed about it as I was before and I can’t really account for that change in my outlook.
As a result, last night was spent nested in the Duvet (it’s too cold for just a blanket now) in the cockpit, burrowed down deep against the chill and keeping a cheak on the temperature of the engine and the Heading on the Electronic Autohelm which has a tendency to slip occasionally.
I’m a little bored, the weather is fantastic, a really nice beach day but not so great for sailing. At least I’m heading the right way at a respectable speed, 97miles logged again which again, considering the very light conditions is perhaps more than I could hope for.
I’ve not downloaded any weather or listened to Herb, this may seem odd but I don’t care to know, the Barometer was showing a slight increase over night but is dropping down to where it was yesturday and that is still good and high, there’s not a cloud in the sky and the sea state remains calm though the swell has pushed round to the SE and has a little chop to it, just enough to knock the air out of the main sail and flog it in that way I find quite unbearable. I’m trying to read my surroundings for myself and see If I can get a better result than downloading the forecasts which were invaribly wrong. Certainly i’m more aware of the weather and as I’m not expecting something to happen based on a forecast, I’m developing my own awareness of what will come next and I’m not dissapointed by a lack of wind that was otherwise promised, helping my stress levels I think. Feels more safe somehow, like I’m not going to get caught out, if it’s heavy weather I’ll have seen it coming, been more aware of it building and therefore have taken appropriate action sooner. I’ll let you know how this theory works out.
Might break the 1000mile barrier tomorrow, which is something I’ve been podering on also. It’s seems an age ago when I broke that barrier on the first leg, and I’d been at sea some considerable time by then too. It really is a different trip.
There’s a lot more traffic which is something to worry a little about, already I’ve seen more ships in three days than the entire first leg. Many of them on a parralell course to me, I assume heading for the Channel which is the part of the trip I’m most not looking forward to. If it’s going to go wrong, it’ll be there and judging by the 4 ships today! it’ll be a busy and sleepless day or two. Well, we’ll see.
That’ll do for now, I’ve moved past 40N and so hopefully will pick up a bit of wind soon, there was a front supose to pass through tomorrow which would bring something but that was when I looked on Sunday and frankly I have no idea how that all actually did develope. I know that the Azores are beautiful and probably somewhere worth exploring properly in their own right, but I doubt I’d sail there again as a stop over, their position as pivot point for the Atlantic weather system makes them a devil to get to, it certainly would have been a quicker passage by maybe more than a week had I have stopped at Bermuda instead and bypassed north of the Azores but there you go. I don’t regret it atall, it’s a fab little place, just as a place to make for in a crossing the Atlantic kind of way, I’m not sure it’s worth it, might be better to be at sea a bit longer and get where your going.
Still, was able to work on the tan a bit today.
June 26, 2008 at 20:03 Comments (0)

Day 29

N38.53.48 W027.00.45

95 miles clocked yesturday, not bad considering the light conditions, it was a joy to see all the islands lit up last night about me, the moon was very bright too, it was a good night sail.

A magical days sailing today, the sea is near flat calm and the wind is a gental 10-15 kts in the NE, just enough to make near enough 5kts. It could only be better if it was a little more Easterly so I could make my desired heading of 50deg, instead I’m heading due north.

I’ve noticed a change in me, I think having had time to reflect on the Journey so far, I find I’m much more confident in myself and the boat, I don’t constantly fiddle with things, when the wind drops off, I wait for it to come back and don’t imeadiatly start the engine. I feel more comfortable. I guess part of this is the fact thas it’s less than half the distance. I got the chart out today for the first time, i’ve had the Azores chart out so far, and was supprised at how small I can fold it up to show the bit I want.

Life is Good.

The sun has been out all day, hardly a cloud in the sky but it’s not warm, I’m in Jeans and Jumper and feeling just snug.

I didn’t get too much sleep last night, the wind dropped in the Lee of Terceira and I motor sailed for a couple of hours. Then I’ve spent the day pinching tight to the wind, first SE across the bottom of the island, then N up the side. I’ve cleared the top of it now and so will have a good night and hopefully fair wind and no land to worry about bumping into.

So thats the last I’ll see of the Azores for a bit, it’s clear water all the way to Blighty, lets hope the weather stays good too.


June 25, 2008 at 18:36 Comments (0)

Day 28

N38.32.47 W028.07.97

Wind Light and Variable

Ooh I don’t feel well, but it’s not SeaSickness this time. Far too much mixed booze with Gerry, a fellow single hander, last night, till 2am.

Didn’t leave Monday in the end, too much to do and too drunk!

Left this morning, sailing has been light, currently though it’s great, running with the Spinika between Pico and San Jorge. I didn’t intend to come this way but glad I have, beautiful.

The wind started in the NE this morning, obviously being that’s the direction I want to go. I’m sure the islands are bending it a bit but hopefully when I get out the other side tonight it’ll have backed and build a bit.

New Alternator is fabulas, but when I went to switch the Fridge back on, it wouldn’t work, so now I have loads of power and no need of it! Diet will be a little bland as a result. Not that I feel like eating much today ;o)

Stones are on the stereo and all is well, it feels really good to be underway again, I love it.


June 24, 2008 at 19:57 Comments (0)

UPS are Crap!

Never use them.

Alternator will be here on Monday, just 6 days late. Apparently there’s no Guarantee of delivery to the Islands, I did point out that other parcels where turning up daily and for what they charged I could have nearly paid for the flight of one of you lucky people to bring it out here for me, but it’s made no difference.
Words will be had upon my return, refunds will be expected.
Horta’s no that big and I’m a bit bored now. Will leave on Monday regardless of time of day. I’m going to clean the boat up today and go shopping tomorrow. I’ve had to turn the Fridge off to save power and that’s not helped.
Weathers been nice though this last few days. Obviously as soon as I heard the package would be here Monday the wind swung round due North ( and I do mean that literally, SW for days and days and days, phone call from UPS…..Northerlies…..how does it know!)
Apparently for a few days now which won’t help either.
Will blog again on ‘Day 1’ and be back in Blightly just in time for summer…….lovely.
Bon Voyage
June 21, 2008 at 10:13 Comments (0)

Musical Boats

Today the weathers beautiful, many boats have taken the change and desided to depart. So today we had a round of musical boats.

Myself and my french neighbour through my bad french and his better english managed to translate everyones requirements and the implications of to everyone involved so;

Boat A moved alongside Boat B so that Boat C could leave. Further up Boat D moved alongside Boat E so that Boats F & G could leave. But before Boat G could leave they had to have an inspection by the Policia and as Boat D was now alongside Boat H and as Boat H also wanted to leave Boat D came alongside Boat I (Thats me) for a bit until Boat G left. Then Boat D went alongside the Harbour wall and Boat A was pulled past me and alongside Boat D. It all took from 0830 till 1130 and was quite a challange in the new heat of this wonderfully sunny day.

While we we’re waiting for the Policia on Boat G, Boat D (thats ‘Amoul Solo’) and I had a chat in my bad french, his non existant english and hand signals. Turns out they needed to be alongside the Harbour wall as they had lost their forestay 200miles from the Acores en-route from the Carribean. Very lucky to have not lost the mast or luckier still not to have lost the forestay 500miles out as without it they had not managed to fly sail and had therefore had to motor the last two days to port. They we’re now waiting on a very expensive repair.

All great excitment and it has given me my first itch to leave. Until now I’ve known I have to depart but have not been to keen to get going, now, watching all the sail in the harbour this morning, I’m keen to get going again.

For some reason my Alternator has gone from Cologne Germany to Maia Portugal and back to Cologne again, I hope this isn’t going to delay things. Wonderful thing online tracking though.


June 14, 2008 at 12:46 Comments (0)

Horta 5 Days On

What a truly opressive 48 hrs, howling wind and rain. The marina is rammed, rafted at least 3 deep on the arrivals dock, at least 3 deep on the harbour wall where I am, and every other berth in the place is full. Everyone within a 1000mile radius I shoud think has made their way here.

Couple of boats pulled in by the harbour master, clearly without engine. One, thats come along side me today, has no engine and no foresail, it’ll all ragged and wrapped up round the forestay, looks like they had a rough run.

This afternoon was plesent enough though, the sun came out. I went back up the mast to refit my nav light, now re-glued. Gas is re-filled and in the locker, new furling line is fitted. Old furling line cut and fitted to the traveler car.

I have a new Alternator arriving on tuesday from the UK (at great UPS expense). So once fitted, Wednesday, I’ll be ready to leave. I have to learn how to say I want to leave in French and Spanish before then ;o)

Just a bit concerned about the weather, we’ve seen the worst of the Low pressure system
thats bought all the nasty weather over the last few days, but another system with big pointy teeth has just left the east coast of the US and it remains to be seen if it spits fire and brimstone like the last one or if it just drifts to nothingness.

Well, nothing can be done, just have to wait and see. I’ve been sleeping a lot, might have been more tierd than I thought. Enjoying cheap, good wine and good food.

I shall be well rested, ready for the final push, hopefully get away mid next week and be back for the first week of July.

Alls Well.

L x.

June 13, 2008 at 23:12 Comments (0)

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