Thursday 7th Dec 2006 - Day 12
Didn't write a log yesterday because we forgot! To be honest it would have
been a struggle as so many squalls hit us (10 I think) so we were all
Georgia has apparently become the victim of a gypsy squall curse. The
strongest always hit on her shift and it's funny to come up at the start of
my shift to see her hunched over the helm wringing out her clothes like a
little drowned rat (if rats wore clothes). It's miserable doing night shifts
in heavy weather.
Today has been much better. Clear skies and nice and sunny but with a bit of
cross swell which can catch you by surprise.
I keep waking up thinking I've fallen asleep on deck during my shift and
start to panic. Just anxiety dreams but I think it's part of the odd sleep
patterns as everyone else has reported similar things in the mornings.
Only 5 days til we get there by our calculations so we're all getting
excited. Hopefully as we get closer to land we'll see some dolphins. They've
been a bit shy this trip.