Thursday, September 11, 2008

Return to Castletownbere

Yet more bad weather on our way back down the bay meant that our progress was painfully slow, at one point less than 2 knots, in stark contrast to our journey the other way. It took us over 4 hours to do 10 miles but we arrived in time to get to the chandlery. Unfortunately they don’t stock marine batteries so we ended up buying a heavy-duty car battery from the garage and swapping all the batteries around as it can only be used for starting the engine, not for running our power-hungry fridge.

Gales have moved from southerly to northerly and westerly so we’re planning to stock up on supplies and scoot back round Mizen Head as soon as we get a lull, probably on Friday.

Pippin is now pretty much back to normal so we’re very relieved, though somewhat shocked that the effects lasted so long.

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