We arrived at Stromness, in the Orkney Islands, early this morning after a rather uneventful but highly enjoyable passage from London. Aventura’s 560 miles voyage proved that she is undoubtedly a comfortable, fast and easy to sail passagemaker. We shall spend a few days in this delightful port, where people went out their way to greet us warmly. As we approached the harbour, several fishing boats were making their way out to a day at sea and in every instance someone came out of the wheelhouse to wave at us. Working fishermen saluting yachties? Unconceivable! (until now).