First Night at Sea

Cara of the South - Westward Ho!
Gary O'Grady
Mon 21 Nov 2022 09:12
Bit of a rough one out here. We've done 103 miles between the start at 13:00 and 09:00 so not too bad. Had wind gusts up to 40 knots and a pretty big sea state so couldn't do much and certainly not cook. We've both been soaked including me getting pooped in the cockpit (when a wave breaks over the stern of a boat its called pooping) Our autopilot broke last night which caused a bit of a kerfuffle and very annoying for it to break on day one. We had the spare fitted pretty quickly and we can actually fix the original but that will have to wait til a calmer sea state. Weather looks to be improving over the next couple of days and the sooner the better.