The drive from Botolph Claydon to Arisaig is around 400 miles taking 11 hours – and costs £75 worth of petrol. This week I spent around £150 on paint and anti-foul and I will have a £350 bill to settle before leaving the boatyard so >as I was driving up I did the usual thing of thinking that sailing is a stupidly expensive thing to do and not worth the candle. However, by the time I had settled into the boat, got a glass of scotch in my hand and settled down with a good book it all felt better.
Today I wire brushed the rusty spots on the keels, hammerited them, antifouled the whole hull except the keels and masked up some of the deck.
This evening the sun went down over the Island of Rhum – beautiful sunset.
Aiming to get the boat back afloat on Monday and then sailing up to Stornoway. Really looking forward to it