Squid for breakfast?

Purple Mist
Skippers: Kate Cope / Claire Dresser
Thu 20 Jun 2019 09:35

Day 3 according Jerry ( very experienced shorthanded offshore sailor) is “peak tired” and today I am completely exhausted. I woke up half way through my offwatch at 4:30am semi delirious, staggered on deck wondering if I was on watch or off watch only to be told I should be asleep. It’s now 10am and I’ve perked up a bit but could do with 8hrs sleep.
We basically sleep in 2hr shifts, then I need to look after the boat for 2hrs whilst Bobby sleeps. There is a lot of single handed sailing in this adventure.

The good news is the boat is now moving at around 8kts...hurrah. The previously very naughty A5 has come out and behaved beautifully and is flying with very little trimming required. Maybe the sail just missed old purple mist and is finding this new boat a bit of a handful (aren’t we all !) Wind is building all the time, now at 16kts so we will carry the A5 as long as we can and enjoy the surfing.

Exehibitionist is right behind flying a very natty silver spinnaker.

Meanwhile last night I went to sit at the helm and was greeted by 2 eyes peering at me from the deck. Somehow a squid had landed aboard. It must have been flying as no waves have been breaking on deck.

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