Wish I had something better to post but I don't really,
The place is teaming with wildlife at the moment, Humpback whales, Fin whales, Minke whales, Dolphins and even Bluefin Tuna so I have been getting out as much as I can to see them but mostly in my charter boat, We did take Teal out yesterday as a cheaper option and had a really nice day out, Mostly motoring as it was glassy calm most of the day but we did have a nice sail in for the last 4 or 5 miles.
It did show up a crop of engine issues, the starter has been sounding rough all season as yesterday it finally failed to start the engine from cold so I had to crank start it, It just about managed when warm. Next up the battery light came on and the oil light started showing at tick-over which unless I have a simple problem such as a bad earth could mean yet another new alternator and a bottom end rebuild to boot. None of this is the end of the world on such a small engine and at least we are nearing the end of the season.
I'm not sorry this season is nearly over. Between the bad weather, work, minding the kids and trying to renovate a house it has been a bad one for sailing.