We now have a new crewmember and Dag was happy to swing the ropes taking his place at the helm.
The way from Portsmouth to Poole we sailed all the way and with head winds for a while we had to tack for hours. Dag was up for the challenge and we came in to Poole in the afternoon.
The marina in Pool was shockingly expensive with a price of £54 as compared to all the marinas we have been at has cost from 30-35 Euro. Still, Poole was a must on this journey as the wormdrive ( the part for our mast we have been waiting for in Norway for 2 months) had been redirected from Norway, sent back to Z-Spars (the mast producer) and now shipped to their agent in Poole.
Finally we got pizza! The marina in Poole is located in the town center so there were lots of restaurants and bars.
As we now had picked up Dag we decided to not go any further down the English coast. We were already a few days behind schedule and we saw no reason to keep following the coast down to Falmouth as our original plan.
Poole had a large supermarket so we could stock up on everything we needed for the crossing over the Biscay Bay.
Waking up early the next morning Dag went to buy fresh baguettes while Robert tried to find a marine electrician to help us sort out the charging problem with the engine.
In Den Helder in the Nederlands we were lucky to get an electrician within the hour.
This time was no different. A nice guy on the phone said "give me 10 minutes", and we could not belive our luck.
He spent an hour figuring out the problem as being a wire that the electrician in Den Helder had forgot to put back in place.
We are starting to belive we have good karma!? Or maybe good things happen to good people :-)