This was John’s first time sailing and fortunately the South Westerly winds and flat seas remained.
We were also blessed with clear skies and sunny spells (unlike Glastonbury from what we hear!).
John soon got into the spirit of Tikka’s Travels and the Chicken suit fitted a treat.
We started with a good sailing day again today with the spinnaker flying well but the winds died in the afternoon testing our sail trimming skills until they disappeared completely and we motored the last few hours.
Arbroath was a really friendly harbour with a mixture of yachts and small fishing boats and the harbour was surrounded by small fish shops advertising the famous Arbroath Smokie. (This is fresh haddock smoked using a traditional local method). To our dismay they were all closed and and we were due to leave at 0700 the following morning. So I knocked on the door of one of the shop owners to ask for help.
Stuart answered and was very accomodating. He took some of our flyers to help spread the word for Action for Children, opened up his shop and gave us a very generous portion of Smokies for all 4 of us onboard and details of how to cook them. Supper was Smokies with bacon and sauted mushrooms topped with a little butter.