We left at 0400 yesterday, 13/5/15 and arrived at 17.30. It was 76 NM ( nautical miles). We had the mainsail up but motor sailed ( engine on as well). The reason was that there was jostle light winds and to sail would take too long. I repaired the water problem and the engine ran well but I found about. 1 to 2 mugs of water in the bilge. Any ideas?
Anyway it was a sunny sail and I am well brown! Corry’s face is turning brown. I was very tired w
hen we arrived as, Corry is not well enough to do much.
On the 12/3 there was the start of the North Sea Regatta and we were told that there were 90 boats! There was a lot and it was an exciting start.
And! When we arrived in Oostende there were loads of boats for another regatta and they left at 08.00 today.
We will spend a few days here. I like Oostende very much and the fish is great!
We are parked next to a Swiss couple doing a similar trip.
Simon the harbour master is a great lad who will do all he can to make you happy in your stay. Remember that this is the first on starboard as you enter. It is the RNSYC OOSTENDE.
We ate lemon sole (£5). Corry cooked it on the boat for dinner. Oostende had a great market.
Photos will be added when I find a way to move them from Dropbox !