Still in Ostend - Tuesday 31st May
|Murky shot of the massive jack-up ship, no longer jacked up, loaded up with 4 yellow wind turbine bases (called TPs) and giant steel tubes.|
Yes, still in Ostend. This seems to happen every year we come.
It's blowing 6s and 7s in the wrong direction whichever forecast we look at, and we do try a few to find one we like.
My only photos of the day show the dreary conditions:
|Howard watches 3-master Marjorie edging in to the Mercator Lock|
|She fits, but her bowsprit is over the gates so once the rear gates are shut they back her up a bit, turn her diagonally, and even then wait till the level outside is higher so the drop is not so great|
We hope to head south to France tomorrow and friends have various plans for an early start to get their boats home to ports in the Netherlands. So it's a more subdued dinner together on the old sand barge T'ai (great hospitality!) before an early night.