John & Stella Dyer
Thu 20 Nov 2014 12:58
Hello world, we have had a fun time recently, yesterday, lots of rain, thunder and lightning and strong winds, but thankfully in small batchs of maybe an hour or so. Also had a visit by a couple of Orcas (killer whales) and a pod of bottle nose dolphins, unfortunately I was asleep at the time and missed them, but they were quite close and the Orcas are quite big and the Dolphins much bigger than our usual ones.
The weather overnight was strange pretty light and we motored for a couple of hours when the wind was below 4 knots, however a cold front is coming through and we hac=ve 18 to 22 kn from the WSW which is making sailing fast but not too comfortable, hoping it will go further to the North during the rest of the day and then going NW and much lighter, which will give us a break and enable us to get some sleep and a hot meal. After this there is another cold front coming through but we are diving fast as quick as we can and hope to be south of the worst of it.
Othre boats we aer in contact with have the same or worse conditions but we are all hoping it will calm down soon!
Position at 1200 2153N 1936W