A late start today 0800, what a lie in! This was to be the longest leg to date though, 109 miles and sailing through the night. Light winds were predicted but my biggest concern was the possibility of poor visibility. We set off with relatively clear skies but no wind. I thought this would be a straight forward passage but by 2200 the fog rolled in and the rain came down. With visibility down to about 50m at times we took turns to brave the heavy rain to act as the eyes and ears for Tikka. Cold and wet we kept this up until daylight.
By 0400 daylight had returned and the visibility began to improve. We entered the river Humber in the early hours of the morning and were joined by a very inquisitive family of seals that decided to duck and dive, playing with Tikka.
Too early for the lock at Grimsby we hove to and awaited our turn to enter. Once inside 3 tired men in a boat were greeted by John the harbour master who gave us a free mooring, a lift to Tesco and wished us well. Just what we needed after a hard 26 hour passage.
Time to tell people in Grimsby about Action for Children.