Day's run. 00 nm. Our port of stay has turned out to be near perfect, the weather has really come up fantastic. This morning it was still calm with a clear sky, all of us are suffering a bit from too much sun yesterday and it looks as though w e are going to need sun protection today. This is good for us, as it will a llow us to keep going with the fiddly painting jobs that we have started on The team turn to at 0800 and within moments we have started the big job, we are looking at getting it all finished by tomorrow and having the vessel b ack in condition ready to go to sea for Thursday morning. I think there wil l be lots of small jobs that will not be quite complete before we get under way again. Still with some good weather we might be able to complete them at sea. Stijn has had a phone interview with one of the Dutch radio stations; it ha s been lined up for 1000 in the morning. He receives the first call telling him to standby but then as he is waiting for the second call to be live, h e goes aloft to help furl the sails that are drying and the phone comes off of his belt. You guessed it, a beautiful spiral fall straight into the wat er. That small action created a lot of action, we had to ring out to Beno v an Tilburg to get him to call the radio station and give them an alternativ e number. The ships phone wouldn't ring out, as there is some sort of block on international calls from here. So then we were busy trying to find Ed's phone, which in the end we managed to find and make the call. It turned ou t Ok for the interview but Stijn's phone is still on the bottom and is like ly to stay there for a while. The phone is finished and as the water is a s olid brown and damn cold we see little point in trying to retrieve it. By the end of the day we can see that a lot of work has been achieved and w hile everyone is very tired I think that there is a feeling of satisfaction throughout the team of achieving what is needed to finish off our stewards hip of this vessel. Tim Ackland has rolled in to town and will be attempting to finish off his research concerning fitness and health. I am not sure how much he will take away from this but he is quietly confident. Tonight there is a live band in a pub up the road; most of us are going up there to have a look at what it is about. Today is St George's day and so t hat is a reason for a drink or two. Most of us do not stay long as it has b een a long day but I can see that there will be one or two sorry faces in t he morning. Four more days and we will be in Texel, it just doesn't seem real.