Well folks, this was the last day of the whole adventure, and having spoken to the crew this morning the aim was to reach Milford Haven and finish there.
The phone was silent all day, so had no idea of progress or plans - no news is good news!
So here's the full report:
The day started overcast and they set out from Padstow at 11.30am and were making 20knots progress. The weather and sea conditions improved as the day progressed, so had wonderful sunshine for the majority of the journey.
They had been travelling an hour then Bryn assumed his usual postion in the bow of the boat and slept for 2 hours
The chartplotter is still not working properly, but managed on a couple of wypoints without hitting anything!!
They stopped for lunch - in the middle of nowhere, just south of Milford Haven. With the good progress made and a quick calculation as to how far the 80ltrs of fuel (that they had transferred from the jerry cans), would take them, they decided to press on,
They rounded Skomer Island, passed Bishop Lighthouse and managed to miss the rocks off St Davids Head. With enough fuel they upped to 30knots across Cardigan Bay where they were joined by a group of dolphins - to everyones delight
It was a straight 67nmiles from St Davids to Pwllheli and arrived in drizzle -just found the harbour entrance
about 7pm. Talk about making up for lost time!!!!
Paul & Bryn are now tucking into their last supper and hopefully celebrating
the end to a fantasic journey - one I know they will both treasure.
Pete is calling in to collect the trailer later this evening and will drive through the night (missing holiday traffic we hope) and aim to recover Marikh and crew early morning.
So its about time for me to sign off.
(No it can't be I haven't had chance to use every smilie yet!!!)
On a personal note, I would like to thank you all for following Paul & Bryns adventure. It has been a real pleasure keeping you all up-to-date and at least I feel I have been part of this journey even if I kept my feet on dry land.
I'm sure I will post the odd thread from time to time, so I doubt its farewell.
H & D