Received Saturday 13th August at 08.47 GMT
Day 64 Scoresby Sund Expedition
Position: 62.49N x 09.0W
Speed 3.3 kn,
Course 165 M
Weather: Much calmer now.
Force 3 SW
The Magnetic Attraction of the Faroes
It seems Sumara just wants to go there! The last two days have been pretty awful bashing into steep seas with strong headwinds and cold to boot. The leeway has been excessive as the little ship has been tumbling off the breaking waves so, combined with the wind direction, we keep tracking towards the Faroes. We shall resist as Scotland is our desired target. I’ve promissed Ray white pudding and I hope to fulfill it. All the reefs have been shaken out and soon I will hoist the genoa as the wind keeps dropping off. Today is the first day sailing without wearing woollen mittens although two pairs of merinos and a wool pullover are still needed. Looking forward to some warmth. Hoping to arrive in Scotland on Tuesday.