Stanley, north-west coast. Tied up securely in the fishing dock, thanks to Clint Walker from the Seaview Inn, and berth owner, Michael Hardy. Since our arrival a number of other VDLC vessels have turned up and we have assisted where possible. I don’t know that there has ever been a vessel like the Dana Felicia here and between the two of us we are creating some interest among the local fishos.
We have motored from Beauty Point through to Stanley today and sit under the shadow of the prominent ‘Nut’. With a gale warning announced on the 1630h weather sked we were pleased to only be an hour or so away from Stanley at that time. As part of my seamanship training by the skipper I’ve been looking carefully at the sky over the past 2 weeks. The photos below, I hope, will give you an idea of how a sky changes as the weather does. I certainly can’t predict anything yet, but the more I watch, the more I learn.
Stanley as it appears on the chart
1657h benign, but a change on the way - The Nut ahead
1717h change coming
1723h thickening up
1757h change is here, but now not far to go