Salty Dawg Rally Day 3 and 4
Chris and Penny Manley
Thu 9 Nov 2017 00:47
Tuesday 7th November – Wednesday 8th November
Continued sailing overnight Tuesday. Lots of squalls around but managed to avoid all except one. Think we just got the edge of it as the wind backed 90 degrees until it had passed, and the wind increased to about 25kn. Talking to other boats during the day. some had 50kn of wind in the squalls, which is a bit daunting. Can usually see them coming as there is moonlight for most of the night, but can’t always avoid them.
Sailed all day until about 5 pm then the wind dropped and we’re now motoring. If we have to continue tomorrow then we will have to think about going into Bermuda to refuel. Tried fishing today but all we caught was some pretty yellow sea weed.
The weather continues to be very warm, and sunny during the day. The temperature at night is mild which we hadn’t expected.
Here’s hoping for a quiet night with a good breeze ad no squalls....