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Looks like a solo sail again...

Welll left Liverpool for an overnight sail with crew from USA was forecast a F5-F7 with moderate sea bound for Beaumaris in North Wales. Having done this the recently although the other way round knew what to expect and ETA of 8hrs.... Two hours out the sea got very rough and it soon went from F7 to a sharp NW F8 the crew went seasick...autopilot could not cope so I spent 12hrs batteling the elements finally arriving in Beaumaris spent the next 12hrs on a buoy recovering. Now berthed at Victoria Dock where the crew are heading back home unable to cope with the harsh weather. So unless other crew appear it will be another solo trip back to my final destination Falmouth Cornwall.
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We obviously need to fly you over to the Chesapeake for some sailing in 5kts of breeze.
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Well Diane my USA Crew member has invited me to Alabama to show me nicer weather, warmer seas and said leave the long pants and wets in Cold windy Britain :-)
Have to say sounds good to me ...

Bless this poor womans 1st sail experience in UK and she got hit with F8 bitter cold NW winds freezing rain and commercial traffic hell not to mention a few oil rigs more wind mills than you could count several gas rigs various high speed ferrys and some of the steepest waves I have ever felt ... She fly home tomorrow what story she has to tell...
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Sailing in the Irish sea on a typical summer day,not for the faint hearted. Or lightly wrapped.
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Sailing in the Irish sea on a typical summer day,not for the faint hearted. Or lightly wrapped.
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Ssssh we know it gets a bit tough at times... lol

Bless the poor woman came expecting to wear shorts and tee shirts it had the day prior been very hot too. My haert goes out to her courage and understanding it was not a smooth sail at all.

It has taken me two days to recover...a hardened sailor ha ha

Right at 1st light I shall set-up slips ready to depart on the high water and tack back southwards may even nip over to IRE as the wind takes me that way :-) it's all just a path to the final destination and meant to be enjoyed.
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