Another early start today after a good early night’s sleep saw us heading off with poor visibility, rain and thunder and lightning.
Dave did a great job of braving the weather and keeping a good course steering us around the calf of man and the appropriately named chicken rock.
With the clouds passed and a southerly wind we hoisted the spinnaker but it was short lived as the wind collapsed forcing us to waken the trusty engine for the run into Douglas.
We called the harbour master on channel 12, he opened the bridge and was shocked to see a 5 foot 9 inch chicken on Tikka’s bow! He and his staff were very helpful though and sympathetic to our cause once we explained what we were doing.