of a rough night, as soon as we turned the seas were against us, we are now
beating into a reasonable force 5, nothing special but the waves are quite big,
at least moderate to rough. These have been slamming us about, every so often a
big one would stop us dead. However after a painful beat north the wind shifted
to NE and we have, since 2am, been heading directly for home.
been on deck since 8 trying to fix the self-steering gear, a pin has been bent,
not sure when that’s happened, but it is fixed now. It’s raining outside,
cloudy, overcast. I wonder where the sun has gone?
poor thing cut her cheek going to the heads, nothing too bad but i’ll bet she’ll
have a shiner! You have to try to imagine moving about a boat that is heeling at
least 40 degrees, and heaving up and down 20, unpredictably. Oh well Alex got
caught with her pants down this time.
both been a bit queasy, I cooked lovely mince spag bol last night, it’s still
there on the stove, untouched. I fancy boiled egg and solders for breakfast.
sometime Monday is all our navigator will give us, I’ll be able to get a more
accurate arrival time as the days go on.