The wind had been increasing throughout yesterday and as we entered Stromness in the early hours of the morning, tired but exhilarated with fully reefed sails the sea state was growing too. Safely tucked up in this beautiful and sheltered harbour it was time to catch up on some sleep.
The weather, as expected, was very changeable, one minute clear skies and warm and the next heavy rain and cold. The small town of Stromness was beautiful though and the locals were very friendly and interested in our trip.
We met up with some tourists from the Queen Elizabeth that was berthed in Kirkwall today, told them our story and explained the work that Action for Children do. They were very supportive taking leaflets back to the ship and making a kind donation.
Support continues to grow and the interest and generosity of people as we travel around the UK swells my pride in this wonderful country we live in. It is not perfect but it is ours and we have an opportunity through our children to keep it special and make it even better for future generations.