Day 5

Pearl of Persia
Andrew Lock
Sat 23 Nov 2013 13:06
Lat 26:48.0S Long 047:11.0E
The mood is a little more sombre. Heavy seas, grey overcast skies and a
general feeling aboard that we want to get there. But we have to time our
arrival. Crossing the Aghulas current with a southerly gale is potentially
dangerous, with massive seas and the chance of freak waves. The gales come
up from the south every few days and one is forecast for Wednesday and
Thursday so we have to keep our speed down to avoid hitting it. Very
frustrating. Can't hear anyone on the radio so no news of conditions up
ahead. Sussanne is lying in the cockpit saying she wants to go home. Nothing
that a good meal in a restaurant won't cure.