A third day in Caraminal, but we still haven't seen
much of the village. It has been blowing old boots and pouring with
rain. Yesterday we went ashore just to go to the hotspot during a lull in
the drownpour - full waterproofs, but still soaked through.
Overnight the weather goT even worse. Real
monsoon conditions: drumming down hard and noisily on the deck, stopping any
thought of sleep. The rain came through in pulses, slackening off for a
while (whilst one heard the water draining out of the dinghy) before the next
pulse came through. Not surprisingly we were all drained this
morning, with crews dividing into two halves - those that had slept, and those
that had not.
The wind is expected to veer to the NE
tomorrow, so we'll need to move to another anchorage, suitable for the new
direction. But if it then moves back to the South, I expect we'll be