Crew member on GBR9357T CV8 Hull & Humber
Half way across the Celtic Sea and the thoughts are starting to turn to the first beer when we get in and a warm shower. While I think wed all like to be in soon, we all want to savour the last few days on board.
Weve got beautiful sailing conditions today; not a cloud in the sky and dolphins accompanying us from time to time.
Its been an incredible race; seeing parts of the UK and Ireland from the sea, a vantage point that people are rarely privileged to gain. I think of Muckle Flugga at the top of Shetland with its white light house and bird colonies and St Kildas black cliffs against the stark moon as we rushed headlong south.
However I dont want to reminisce too much, there still a lot of sailing to do and a lot of laughs to be had aboard the big orange boat. I certainly dont want to wish it over until were good and ready and seen a few more sights.