Crew member on GBR9357T CV8 Hull & Humber
Welcome to Scotland. For us a sea of lights as we sailed through the oil platforms off Aberdeen through the night, a couple of dolphins joined us for company. Who'd have thought the North Sea had charm! The swell has come down and beating north is easier. Forget Shetland's ponies our next target is Muckle Flugga, the Northern most point on our race. Its two rock stacks are named after the folk story of two giants who sought the attentions of a mermaid. I don't think we'll be chasing mermaids as we tack to dash towards the Emerald Isle. On board the good ship Hull & Humber, I'll steal the Skipper's words - It's all good!
Stay tuned for more blarney as we reach Ireland...