12th Jan: Facing Reality!
I’ve finally decided to give up on the weather! The main sail, main boom, and mizzen have been off Seatern since just before Christmas and it seems silly to leave the jib exposed to the weather. Yesterday there was a chance to unfurl it so I let it dry and then took it to join the other sails in the shed. Today I booked the outboard in to be serviced next Wednesday and used the high tide to dismount the motor. The future weather looks calmer but colder; role on spring!