Again the Archives tell the story of my Biscay journey between May and July 2018, if you are interested in exploring them.
As I wrote, preparations were fraught with disaster, and neither I nor Pippin were at our best when I sailed from St. Peter Port for Penzance in May. It took me 4 days to cross Biscay, averaging about 125 nautical miles a day, and from there I crossed to northern Spain, before meandering down the Spanish Atlantic coast to Vigo to meet with family and to have a rest.
The solo sail back to Guernsey from south of Finisterre via Ushant took 6 days, the last with a gale up our chuff for the last 12 hours or so. Pippin never batted an eyelid at anything that was thrown at her, though I would not be entirely honest if I didn’t confess to a wobble or two.
I sailed 1,400 nautical miles during this trip and I feel Pippin, the Hydrovane and I are becoming a good team.
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Naturally, plans again begin to ferment for the forthcoming sailing season. For now, adios.