Monday, 29 April 2013

3 Days At Sea

The 3 days passage from the Azores to the Western Approaches were by and large uneventful and so have been contained in this post.
The weather started to break even before leaving port
and during a 6 hour vigil this marker buoy was the only thing sighted.
The following day was little better and the sea conditions had worsened slightly with the swell reaching 7 meters. A party of c3 Tern Sp were seen and at first thought to be LITTLE or LEAST both being well out of range I concluded it might be best to take a little more water with it!
Other than that it was left to the
NORTHERN GANNET to provide all the excitement.
The good news for most on day 3 was that the sea had flattened
with this shot thought to be a WHALE of sorts?
That's when the
started gathers with so many passing during the day
(many thousands) that the count was abandoned.
The only change to this were c2 Tern Sp
which also remained unidentified.
All 'Manxed' out by 16:00
I returned to the cabin
noting the view through the
Port Hole
Should be close to land tomorrow and the start of the
Great Britain Year List.

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