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Spitsbergen 2013

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Mull of Galloway

Posted by admin on May 19, 2013

Position Report:  54° 45.1N 005° 10.10W

The barometer is rising but the same cannot be said for the temperature!  After passing close to the Calf of Man late last night for a while it seemed that we might not see our Scottish landfall at all - the visibility has reduced to only a few miles, and less in places, so the radar is on and we are keeping a close lookout.  As the morning has progressed, the silhouette of the Mull of Galloway has appeared through the gloom and we are now making good progress with a fair tide through the North Channel between Scotland and Northern Ireland.  Shipping traffic is light; the occasional radar echo is the only reminder that we are not alone.

Dinner last night saw us consume the last of the fresh meat embarked in Plymouth - although we (rather I!) may have over-estimated our appetites by cooking just under a kilo of mince for the two of us.  The meal was well proportioned though as I similarly over-estimated the requirement for pasta.  The carb excess has nevertheless helped stave off the chill.

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