|11.5nm; season's total 144.8nm|
Following several days of high winds and rain - a 'European Monsoon', we are told - it was time to get back to some sailing.
This was a strange track! I had nowhere in particular to go, and a whole afternoon in which to achieve it. Winds were light - F2-3, and the tide was against me, but I decided to see how far I could go tacking my way against wind and tide, and experimenting with both short and long tacks.
As ever, something decided not to work: on this occasion, the echo sounder was not playing. When I inspected it, the device normally sits in a pot of oil but this was empty and seemed to have leaked itself dry. I'm not really in a position to fix this until later in the summer. I have temporarily refilled it, and it now works, but will have to monitor this over the coming weeks.