20 metres away along the dock lies the training ship John Jerwood waiting out the same gale with 12 sea cadets aboard. Captain Watkins, a retired navy officer, seems just as averse to suffering in bad weather as we are.
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|TS John Jerwood|
We may get going Thursday evening . I'm trying to turn strong winds (from various directions) and everything from sun to snow into an acceptable early season passage to Germany. ... will see. The John Jerwood will now, it seems, stay until Sunday. This is due to the complex logistics of buses for the cadet crew-change and harbours up the coast that can only be entered on certain states of the tide. I'm certain they will be more comfortable in port than we will be at sea!