Lough potter

Thursday 11 May

Another beautiful sunny day, warmer this morning encouraging a salad lunch in the cockpit. My little sister, l’arrêt, was prepared on the foredeck, and I was guided out of this lovely sheltered spot around a grey seal who obviously thought I should not be in his way – I guess he lives here. We enjoyed a brief motor cruise, put to shame by a local yacht sailing these ‘narrow’ passages between drumlins and pladdies, and found a new mooring on a visitor’s buoy in the lee of Salt Island, on the approach to the Quoile river. The barometer dropped another five points, and cloud filled in, but it remained warm enough for supper in the cockpit – easy thanks to yesterday’s preparations. The crew enjoyed exchanging news with a number of friends and family.