7 August - a long day!

Magnetic Attraction
Roger and Margaret Pratt
Fri 7 Aug 2009 20:24
We left Camarinas at 7am, to get the next stage north.  The anchorage was very sheltered, but there was already 20 knots from the NE out at sea.  The swell was building and the sea was very lumpy.  We went upwind all day, gradually putting in more reefs, ending with two in the main and a tiny jib.  Throughout, waves kept breaking over us and we got soaked.  Right at the end, the wind backed from out at sea (the wrong side of the shift!) and we reached into Ares.  Guess what,,, another fiesta!  So after a 13 hour sail getting wet and cold, we're now listening to BIG rockets, and drums.  However, I'm so tired I don't think I'll be disturbed....