Oh dear oh dear, poor Cookee, everything is against them but they are doing their damned best to keep on schedule any way possible.
Boat was blasting down the East Coast at speeds up to 60mph today then torrential rain and severe fog which led to zero visibility around Blythe, N E of Newcastle Upon Tyne, they had to abandon that part of the trip load the boat onto a trailer to get to Grimsby for tomorrows leg to Chatham, BUT due to the torrential weather the Tyne tunnel was flooded, they have been trapped in traffic with huge queues, from the tracking it looks like they are heading down the coast, they expect to arrive in Grimsby at 1am
(near Middlesbrough now) The docks were shut so they couldn't arrange anything, a mate of mine went down to the docks and has arranged for them to get the boat into the docks and to be lifted in at 8am tomorrow morning for the trip down to Chatham. My mate is on that leg and I will be going to Chatham to collect him and then take him to Portsmouth by road, hope to meet Cookee and the crew, maybe take some pics and post them here if they allow me
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