Day's run. 43 nm. The wind and tide have conspired against us and we have had to turn the engines back on. Our next port is very near and we need to make it on the turn of the tide otherwise it will be very difficult to manoeuvre the vessel. These ports are very small and after having sailed the 'Duyfken' so far with out having an incident I am determined to finish with out one. The tide is slack at 0410 so I want to be off the entrance to the sand bars then, I have left night orders accordingly and instructions to call me once we have reached that point. It was just coming light as we motored across the first bar and made towards the entrance, there were navigation buoys in the channel that I had selected that are not indicated on my chart. Makes the job a lot easier once I had determined the channel they were marking. At 0515 we were sliding through the entrance past the substantial breakwater and making for the marina. The entrance to the marina has also changed from what was indicated on the chart but we coped with this minor detail and made the tight turn in with relative ease. Coming out of here is going to be a bit of a problem if there is wind but I suspect we can get some help for this manoeuvre should we need it. The berth which has been allocated is ideal it is a floating pontoon and is very secure and sheltered, just perfect for us. At 0800 we have a quick crew meeting and I explain the situation of our stay and what is expected of everyone. We have a lot of small jobs to get through none of which are in any way connected with the vessels ability to sail, they are all to make the vessel look a sight for the public and media when we arrive. In fact sailing wise the vessel is complete and in excellent condition. But with regarding the finer points we could do with some more work, so the list has been made and as the weather is near perfect we should make a good go of it. The port is quite small and it is soon known that a pirate vessel has come in, we do not appear to be attracting much attention, which is good it also means that we will have the peace we need to get the jobs done. It is Sunday and I have given the crew the rest of the day off once they had achieved the majority of the work required. This gives everyone a brief chance to satisfy his or her curiosity of the place and allow us to get on with the work once we start. It will be good to get a good nights sleep tonight, I hope all aboard take the opportunity this presents and make the best of it.