Day 17 - North Atlantic Ocean
Phil, Di and Annelise
Sat 25 May 2019 16:16
Day 17 (25/5) - How fickle wind, waves and weather can be..strong southerlies, high seas and driving rain, biting into any exposed skin already soaked in salt water was our lot for most of yesterday. That was until late afternoon, when suddenly winds of 30kns and 15ft seas suddenly dropped to nothing.in the time it took to boil a kettle! Unfortunately the rain persisted and so did our damp clothes (gloves smelt like socks and no comment on what the socks smelt like! No choice but to motor ahead throughout the night. Thankfully, a northerly set up for a while at dawn, which then suddenly became a southerly . how fickle winds can be (the GRIB files had suggested as such). Morning dolphins once again fished alongside the hull, although a trawler just 2 miles north of us (headed for the Azores) would have been a better choice. Sailing eastward, the last few hundred miles drop away..
Position posting at 10:00 Mid-Atlantic time (GMT-2hrs) 25/5
Phil, Mark and Matt