Scott gone I set off leaving Milford Haven at 0630hrs.  No fog just which was good however i could now see the 4 massive oil tankers and associated port traffic that was obscured the previous day by fog.

fortunately moored up

fortunately moored up

Again I considered splitting this into two parts by staying over night in Fishguard.  This again would have been the most sensible option as I was now alone – single handed. Again I thought sod it.

The whole trip took 23hrs for which I stayed wide awake throughout. What a trip though.  Doing this meant that I would experience flood/ebb/flood/ebb as far as tides were concerned. During the flood the boat speed was over 9knots and during the ebbs the worst was 1.4knots.  On average I made 5.6knots which is good for my vessel.   Not the fasted old bird but can take the shit.

Passing South Bishops Lighthouse

Winds were more lighter than the previous so the engine was on for about 50% of the journey.  I past Bardsey Island at dusk and then had to navigate the rest of the way in the dark.  This was probably not the best move as not only was this going against the tide, but also meant keeping well off shore to avoid the turbulent maelstrom of South Stack whilst trying to avoid the ferries coming out of Holyhead. Again thanks to radar and AIS.

Total day was 22 hrs 125 nautical miles.

I’m staying here to Monday for 2 reasons.  Firstly I knackered and the locals have poisoned me and I got the trots.  Secondly I need to do work so the company keeps on track.  Although as any self employed business person will know its not the dickhead at the top that makes the company work its the staff that do it (thats another thing the marines hammered into me) Also although this is for charity I don’t want to be seen to be taking the piss too much with this one.

Sunset passing Bardsey Island

Sunset passing Bardsey Island

Dawn at Holyhead

Dawn at Holyhead