Greeting from the Icelandic port of Holyheadfjorder where the day is sunny and warm and the language sounds very similar to Welsh!
After you all gave us such a resounding send off we headed out between the islands and tacked across to Bardsey Sound where the wind was quite fickle. However after that the wind swung to S and we had a cracking sail northwards with 1 knot of tide, both Foresails out plus the main and were doing 7 knots + till about 5pm. A ferry passed behind us and I noticed that we had no indication on our AIS. So I called the ferry up and got no reply! So I then tried Holyhead Coastguard who said we were week and unreadable! Panic! Had a good look around and found the radio lead at the base of the mast had parted company. We spent 2 hours fiddling around with it and got nowhere so I made the decision to head back 20 miles to Holyhead and try and fix it there. Arrived about 11pm, straight to bed and started to sort it out this morning, BUT it’s Sunday and everywhere is shut. So now we are waiting till the shop (and local electrician) opens so we can get a new plug and socket. Looking at Marine Traffic, it spotted us between 20.30 and 21.30 last night but hasn’t found us today. We’ve patched it up using a TV coax plug and socket so are receiving something.
So that’s where we are just now!