Slog across the North Sea

Steve Salter
Wed 8 Aug 2018 08:16
60:12.50N 01:39.06E
Difficult night since leaving Bergen sea reaching there 2m + potential and at their worst during the hours of darkness.
The night was pitch black and no reference points, making sailing very difficult. Especially as we were surging down the waves at 9kts at times. Made excellent progress though, some of which was lost as the wind moved to the WSW for SW and dropped, meaning the motor had to come on at 7am.
Sea state making things difficult and slow, hence this being the first update of the crossing.