Drawn At Sea: Drawing no.04

September 26, 2014 9:14 PM

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Drawn At Sea: Drawing no.04

After lashing down the drawing machine at the ships bow we sailed out of Pierowall Marina at 9:40am, two hours later than we had intended to sail due to heavy fog. We had awoken early to get things ready to leave, but the fog was too thick and we waited hoping it would lift. Finally the Captain decided we would push off and hope for the best. We sailed out of the bay and north to round Noup Head. The fog restricted visibility to between ½ to 1 mile at best for the first part of the sail.

Soon we were sailing through open sea between the northern islands of Orkney and the Orkney Mainland. Through light rain and dense fog we continued sailing south alternating between sail power and motoring when the winds go too strong or too weak. We were sailing in seas with waves swelling more tha...

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