Preston is back in Lockdown, more face-covering regulations are about to come into force for the rest of the country. I’ve had enough of this. I’m off.
I’m supposed to meet my family in Porto in ten days. There’s a following wind. I could be there in five.
The question is: Will they be there to meet me? At the moment anyone returning from Portugal has to self-isolate for 14 days – and they have jobs and studies to go back to.
Me, I don’t have to be anywhere and quite honestly, I’d rather be elsewhere.
So here’s the plan: As soon as a new pump for the galley arrives (delayed by fog in the Scillies) I shall head south, get close enough to the Portuguese coast to make a phone call and find out whether the holiday is on or off. If it’s off then the last thing I need is marina fees, paperwork and all the tapas bars closing at 8.00 p.m.
I think I might just turn right instead.
There are no COVID regulations in mid-Atlantic. There is, at the moment, an enormous area of high pressure so I could find myself spending the next month sitting in the cockpit with a sunhat, a cold beer and a good book.
I’ll let you know how I get on.
15 Responses to Here we go again.
Hope the new galley pump has arrived?
It seems like every other day there’s thick fog around the North Cornwall coast at the minute
I like the idea of floating around the mid-Atlantic with the hat, the book & the beer
Good luck however it pans out.
Hope you are well….I see that you are back off Falmouth
I guess change of plan
Sounds like the best plan! Go for it!
Hope ya ok
When you come back to England I am going to come and meet you !!!
Sounds fantastic, hope you can meetup with friends and family.If not the cold beer and fantastic sunrises and sunsets, will make up for not being covid lockdown
Love this ongoing adventure Living life go for it good luck
Sounds great – are you permitted to be over the limit in the mid Atlantic?♂️
Good luck John. Hope you get to meet the family.
You make me wish I’d learned to sail as a youngster ☹️Had one lesson, went for the second and the yacht club was like the Marie Celeste, no one to be seen…All the best, Patricia
Enjoy whichever outcome comes to pass 🙂