In the morning, I enjoyed a beautiful still watch warmed by the early
morning sun shining on the water. This was living the dream, looking
out over the empty ocean.
Later though the wind got up. We checked that everything was battened
down and ship shape for the wind which we knew was arriving. I
prepared dinner for today (lasagne) and tomorrow (chili). I also made
some carrot and coriander soup for lunch which was warming as the
temperature dropped. We brought in the jib as the wind and the seas
Hannah did not feel well but bravely stood her watch. Whilst she and
Ian were helming the winds were around 28-30 knots - force 6 to 7.
Curtis enjoyed the headlong rush through the night as he helmed and
then Roger took over. During his watch winds were up to 32 knots -
virtually a gale. The boat was fine and stood up to it all well.
As morning came, it calmed down gradually and once again the sun shone
on my watch from 5am to 8am although the sea state was quite different
with waves of about 2 - 3 metres.
Rosemary and Ian