I think the long days, early mornings and pressures of the trip are beginning to take their toll. Suffering with a cold I kept my aching body below most of today and caught up with emails, texts and ideas to promote our trip to raise more money and awareness for Action for Children.
It was a relatively easy passage with light winds from Ardglass to Peel and Dan, Dave and Lou took turns to navigate, helm and look out for the fishing fleet trawling the seas.
The wind freshened for the last 5 miles and into Peel harbour with regular gusts hitting us from the hills. The offshore wind and flat seas allowed us to carry a full mainsail and Genoa sending us into the harbour at 6 knots. We gave the engine a well deserved rest and sailed up to the visitor bouy under mainsail alone.
After supper and a bit of maintenance it was time to launch the dinghy and row ashore. The Isle of Man will soon know about Tikka’s Travels.