Three hours running the engine; 5 nm sailing and motoring.
Wind: Force 3-4 westerly
Log: 4235 nm
Engine hours: 609 Log: 4236 nm
A week aboard and a run of summer storms and generally foul weather got a few jobs done on Mai Rival
Current log: 4230 nm
Engine hours: 606 (480 since leaving the Black Sea)
First weekend just messing around on boats
A sail to Burnham-on-Crouch and the North Fambridge River festival.
Log: 4199 nm
Monday, 29th May 2017
Home again, North Fambridge, England – 2493 nm (4487km) since leaving Bulgaria on the 7th March.
807 nm through France to the UK or 1453 km
Current log: 4186.9 nm
Sunday, 21st May 2017
France, south to north, Marseille to Calais – 1267 km, 206 locks and around 10 km’s of tunnels.
From Marseille on the treacherous River Rhone to Arles, Avignon, Le Pouzin, Valence and Lyon; Along the River Saone to the Champagne canal systems via Jorquenay, Reims and eventually Calais.
“Don’t do the canals,” I said to the boat parked behind in the picture above, rather choose the Bay of Biscay.
“Id consider doing it in a tug, not a sail boat with a mast,” the captain replied.
Words I may borrow for some time.
Log: 4082 nm
Thursday, 18th May 2017