An early start was needed to catch the tide up to Felixstowe, call the hands was 0330 for an 0400 start. We woke to a beautiful start with an impressive sunrise as we slipped our mooring.
This was the last day of leg 1 and we were all determined to leave the engine off and sail the 30 miles to Felixstowe.
Our determined crew did leave the engine off and with beaming grins very professionally sailed Tikka with her new Asymmetric spinnaker to the entrance of Suffolk yacht harbour. Dressed in Action for Children uniform (and the infamous chicken), we entered the beautiful harbour welcomed by Liz’s mum, dad and brother.
Suffolk yacht harbour and Liz’s family looked after us well and to our surprise they even gave us a free mooring for two nights. A beautiful part of the world with friendly people made a great end to a very successful and memorable first week.
235 miles, 8 stitches, a few tears, and a sometimes stressed skipper but with many smiles and fond memories I hope team Tikka of leg 1 will agree this has been a great week. It certainly was for me.