Expedition Report Day Six, 26 June 2019; Blue Means Stop

Well, the one thing we have learned this week is that when we see blue or purple on the wind chart it means our ocean racer is not likely to move without the iron sail, that is, the engine!

With our desire to get going for another day it was up at 06:30 for us all. Showers for some, breakfast prep for others we were soon back into the swing of cleaning, tidying and generally getting ready for departure. Lines slipped, fenders in and ropes tidied the assessment was as predicted by the swath of blue on the charts - no wind.

Another amazing, but windless day!

Another amazing, but windless day!

Never mind we decided to head up the Loch to Fearnach Bay for some practice with the anchor. With lunch in an amazing spot we decided to get some more dinghy practice in and head over to the beach. Well, the wind gods thought otherwise and out of nowhere came enough wind to stop our intrepid paddlers from reaching the shore. Never mind, that meant we could get the sails up! Oh no, as soon as we prepared for that the wind died again. It was just a tease!

Back at the marina again we all went ashore and did another beach clean taking more waste off our shores before a chicken curry dinner. Finally it was knots practice and a test on our knowledge of the parts of the yacht. Looks like even more blue on the wind chart for the 27th June.

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Not a lot of wind forecast for our future!

Not a lot of wind forecast for our future!