You always remember going to the fun fair as a child. It’s a stomach churning, scary experience for parents, but as a child you always wanted one more go…
Well, last night was one fun fair ride we all wanted off.
The ocean current pushing against a strong north wind of 20-24kts does not make for a fun sea state. In fact, carbon boats up wind don’t make for much fun, period.
I am taken aback at how loud it can get. The slam, slamming, slammed! It hurts. I think I may have felt winded lying in my bunk during the course of the past 24 hours. I certainly had an interesting backward tumble in the middle of the night, but even more bizarrely, I didn’t fall more than four feet and it still hurts today. Progress on my 100 press ups may be slightly halted for today.
Wouter explains we have another couple of hours (18 perhaps) until we transition into the easterly trades, unfortunately they will be more northerly due to the effect this on coming cyclone is having. Well, I believe the Cyclone has been down graded to a Tropical Storm. That’s the equivalent in Europe from a Hurricane to a Winter Storm!
It sounds bad whatever way we look at it. To take positives from all these unpleasant living conditions, we are making good miles north, the doldrums are looking better than expected so this all puts us in good shape for Christmas. By the way we can’t find an open shop along the way to get our Christmas shopping done, pity!
Right land people a short one from me today, its all too unpleasant typing on a keyboard that thinks its Skippy the Kangaroo. I’ll write a longer one when she stops hopping…