Well I have finally managed to put Mary back in the water and I think the plan is basically to find my way home. The distances here are too great and the contradiction between waiting out mistral and having to fighter 3 weeks holiday once a year has already had me sailing when I would have been better to spend the day in the bar. Today I ripped the block out of the yoke. Not too bad but I lost a placing clamp. I will have to lash the block to centre for the rest of the trip. Other than that I have had two days of motoring one storm that found me on a bouy and a lee shore. A weird point of education for me but before the mistral, a storm came through which I think dumped a pile of cold air in the asinari bay kicking up a south easily wind and therefore swell. For the evening I sat on dock hoping it would die down before I had to sleep. I would have been like trying to sleep in a washing machine. I guess it is one of those Mediterranean things. Now I know what they mean. Note to self, find a nice harbour and comfy bar before a mistral as the weather is unpredictable before it asserts itself.