Kinsale Port Number 5

The trip from Crosshaven was uneventful as it was light wind so we motored the 3 hours around the corner to the gourmet capital of Ireland. We owed the crew of Kika a dinner so the next day we put on “Film Night”. I guess there will be more details on “Pink and Fluffy” so I spare the repetition. My thinking has been on the crossing and it came to me in the night that we should seek an extra crew member. Colin from Kika had found passages aboard yachts using the Crew Seeker site so in the morning I put an advert out for a 4th crew member for the crossing. I had 4 quick replies and the first was Ray. He came down to interview us and he sensibly brought his wife to check us out. I think we passed muster as he will be joining us on Saturday. So the plan has been to leave Ireland with the right weather window and finally this looks like happening on Saturday. We have poured over the GRIB files for 2 weeks and we now are as sure as we can be that there is a reasonable high developed in Biscay. Still a few more jobs to do