Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Gloucester - twin lighthouses

Twin lighthouses Glouchester.jpgThis was a welcome sight for many of us on the Wanderbird this morning.

We sailed all night through some pretty rough seas, which persisted for the entire twenty or so hours of steaming all the way down from Rockland, where we had taken on some diesel yesterday afternoon.

After an initial delay due to cooling problems, the engine did not miss a beat the entire way.

As before, when travelling on the Wanderbird I find myself thinking there is no reason Lady Jane can't be doing the same thing.

We are now snug inside Gloucester harbour, and are likely to be holed up here for the next few days on account of the weather.

By all accounts, this is not a bad place to be stuck, as there is plenty to see and do hereabouts.

6 comments:

  1. Gloucester was where the Andria Gale was based. I guess its very much steeped in the history of the sea and surrounding ports so you should find loads to do there, Take care enjoy!

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  2. Anonymous11:04 PM

    I think the skipper of the Wanderbird sailed with the skipper of the Andria Gale

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  3. What a welcoming sight the twin lighthouses must have been; especially after 20 hours at sea.

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  4. Hi Rob

    There are some very poignent reminders here of just how much of a toll the sea takes on those who work out there.

    Regards

    Tim

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  5. Hi Anonymous

    That is true, he did so for several years.

    Regards

    Tim

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  6. Hi Dennis

    Thanks for that.

    Regards

    Tim

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