Even has the Mistral Sky...A bit disconcerting....
And looking out from the dock! We have to be thankful to be in here...Thats 40 knots out there wind blowing the tops of the waves... Ferrys Still running though!
Well the Mistral has indeed come in and in full force. Yesterday it averaged 40 its and was even hitting 50 last night. Nothing good happens after midnight!! We were snug enough but a 500 ton sailing boat is hard to hold down in a breeze and Rosehearty was itching to Move.. The Crew and guests less so.. Today the 25th July it dropped off somewhat down in the the 30's seemed balmy. Interesting note the water temp dropped dramatically... We did get the Guests away on the Wally to the beach, Jet Skis and Sea Bobs..Nice breezy walks through Town and relaxation.So all seems good. Hopefully tomorrow mid Day off To Monaco..
That is 9 Bow lines on 4 different attachment points..
End of a great Day and after dinner the sun set over in the west, luckily...But it was telling us of wind to come. Which it has. 20 knots westerly over night and the Mistral is sure to follow. Very Happy to be inside the wall, Even at the very outside end. Just Enough lee..
A bit more wind today started at 20 knots. We got underway and went off to...Pamplone. wind was SW so it was flatter sea there today but it started to get gusty after Lunch. Morning was Jet Ski and some Fly board lessons. Afternoon was a sail in 30-32kts of wind. alternating Main and 2 Jib reefs to Main and Staysail. sailing at 14 knots on and off for 3 hours before returning to the dock. Dinner on board, then a beautiful sunset that spoke of the weather to come... and a nice walk through the old town..A good Rosehearty Day
Day 2 We said on out to the Bay of Pamplona and took our place among the giant Yachts. Jet Skis, sea Bobs and swimming before Lunch. after Lunch A nice afternoon sail in about 10-11 knots breeze, very mellow but enjoyable. 8-9 knots for a few hours.
On a day like today St Tropez..What can you say.. We picked up our guests in Cannes on a blustery day with the wind strong out of the East. After lunch and to get everyone settled in to the boat we sailed with only small sails. still doing 11 knots. Out 12nm to International waters and then on in to the Bay of St Tropez. Where we moored on the outside wall.
4,000nm in 12 days including a refuel stop in Horta is an average of 330nm a day. An astonishing time. great Job Capt Markus and the Team. After arrival in Imperia a major clean up and turn around ready to go out for the summer charters. Lots of washing , cleaning and polishing. Refuel again, put on the provisions and then off to Cannes to pick up our new guests. The summer is going to go quick!
We found a dead whale, we smelt it out! Fish life was abundant, with a couple of passes and 3 fish landed this was the pick of the bunch! Nice work Mark for reeling it in.
Has been an amazing crossing so far, with very little breeze and the ocean like a lake....
Well the Americas Cup is on it's way back to NZ and the good ship Rosehearty has departed for Italy via the Azores. Here is a little wrap up of all the highlights from the cup.
A fantastic few days. New guests and a great day watching the J's. Racing is so close... Unlike the AC..however a good day for us with all the waterspouts...Jetskis. Sea bobs, Paddleboards, wake boards. Sea biscuits etc.etc.. and then this...
The original still at it..