Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Wednesday 9 October
Winds are blowing at force 7 from the north, with gusts as high as 55 mph. Temperature has taken a tumble, with the mercury now only in single figures at 9C / 48F. Spotted some hail in the showers earlier this morning. However, we are rewarded with some fantastic cloudscapes and lightshows so it's not all bad. Where's me woolly hat. Where's me mitts. Where's the antifreeze (do I need antifreeze, I don't run a car?!). Oh my word, it's Arctic out there...
Continuing to follow Muirneag's journey to her new home. She spent the night taking on fuel at Ceuta, across the Strait from Gibraltar, and left at 7.45 am on a course slightly north of east, currently 60 miles east of Gibraltar. Ceuta is, like its counterpart Melilla, a Spanish enclave on the Mediterranean coast of Morocco. In the evening, Muirneag was 50 miles south of Almeria in Spain or 90 miles north northwest of the Moroccan-Algerian border. She is now entering a large blackspot on the AIS coverage, and I'll probably lose track of her until she approaches Sardinia and Sicily by Friday or Saturday.
Pirates of the Caribbean: sorry folks, those movies just turn into an unbelievable and unsufferable parody of itself. Film 1 was bearable, the other two just sank themselves.