Life & Travels Afloat in our Moody
To those who wonder why the posts are all arriving at once, the answer is boringly simple. To post an email at sea, we have to use a long range radio connection, which seemed to have been occupied for the last couple of days, so they are all now getting sent via wifi.
Anyway, after a morning of mixed motoring and sailing under a very grey sky, we arrived in Bayona to be met by a smiling Andrew (the rally mastermind) taking our lines. Very shortly after followed by an ice-cold can of Stella. Great to be here!!!!
Aside from the effect of arrival, (ie, a good drink of Rum with Eric and his great crew on Idefix), and then falling asleep before even having supper, there was also a sense of achievement and satisfaction. I guess that for many sailors and non-sailors, the thought of sailing for 5 days non-stop is a bit daunting. Add to that a quiet fear of sea-sickness, (yes, I can get sea sick, but then so did Nelson), and the idea of long-distance sailing is challenging.
For us it was a big test as to whether we could realistically hope to make a passage across the Atlantic. Having managed the passage with just 2 crew, we were surprised how well it worked, and how well we slept during our 3 hour off-watch periods. So, the answer now is that yes, we are definitely up for the bigger challenge! Oh, and did I mention that we are now booked for the ARC Plus rally in November……