Thursday, 9 May 2013

Stormbound

Another day in Plymouth sheltering from severe gale force W-SW winds. We walked up the hill to Mount Wise from where we could see waves breaking solidly over the Plymouth breakwater. Even in the marina it was quite uncomfortable with a heavy swell coming across the river Tamar and plenty of horizontal rain making everthing wet. No one likes to be confined to port but on the few occasions I have been at sea in these conditions I would have given a great deal to be safely tied up in a secure marina berth. 
The weather is frustrating for the gaffers but it seems to be good for Jolly Jacks restaurant which was busy all day and completely packed out in the evening when lively and much needed entertainment was provided by a female Breton accordion ensemble.