In a few hours time I'd be on my first ever trip on sailing ship, and funnily enough a 110 year old one that was re-discovered in Hartlepool, not that far from where I'm from!
The problem with sailing though is the need for wind, not normally a problem up here, but today we had to motor out of the sooth mouth a way towards Bressay before putting up the sails.
Looking up the mast
and with the jib up too were underway
Well we were under way, just, pushing 2.2 knots, at other times only managing about 1.2 knots, so we sailed a bit and motored a bit. The sailing was just sublime.
As we rounded Bressay we came eventually to the Giants Leg.