Friday 29 July
Once again the Mate headed for the laundry facilities at the Marina, to find three loads won’t go into one machine, unless it’s very slowly. So that was today done. Meanwhile Skipper fitted the new sheaves he’d purchased yesterday onto my port stanchions to reduce friction on the furling line for the foresail, and did a lovely job of polishing my shiny bits in the process. They made it three nights in Ipswich, as it’s such good value here, and the facilities are lovely, I’m told.