The mighty winds of last week have blown off somewhere else and Lionhart made it to Cowes. Hurrah! Night off: bed, bath, everything. Also sunshine.
This is Laura Try who is also rowing the whole way around. Laura has a sunny disposition, an affinity with social media and a fearsome amount of oompfh.
Crew change - sadly Paddy Johnson and Max Mossman went back to work. But they'll be back on the water soon enough: they'll be taking a pedalo across the Atlantic next year.
Steve Sideaway came aboard and will be with Lionheart all the way to Lochinver. Steve is rowing for Molly Olly's Wishes a really great charity supporting children with terminal illnesses. He is accompanied by a lion.
Skippers are changing. Charlie Pitcher is off for a week's lie-down and Angus Collins has come to bask on the sun-deck until Padstow. They are both from the very marvellous Rannoch Adventure who make boats and great things happen.
Everyone is lovely. Morale is high.