has gotten used to sailing and swinging again. Luckily for us the swell is very
gentle, but unfortunately the wind is very gentle too. With this situation,
living aboard is very good and comfortable. Much better than anticipated and
definitely better than our crossing from Gibraltar to Lanzarote. The kids can wander around easily
and have adjusted very well to the slight movements of SeaWalk.
we´ve put up 150
square meters, the maximum I have aboard. This consists of
the 90 m2
Genaker and the 60
m2 Genua, both of them boomed to the
with the huge (I know, the Oysters in front of the fleet will laugh at it) sail
area we’re only doing 2 – 3 knots which is actually pretty good in this wind.
Still, quite frustrating! In the morning the wind left us all together and now
we started the engine hoping to find better wind further down. We needed to
charge the batteries anyway since our Duogen is also out of the water. With 3
knots it does not charge at all and is actually only a major
sign of chafe has been found. The spi-lift block doesn’t swing and the line is
chafing a bit. This means I´ll go up the mast to correct it and that´s a
gone, the temperature is picking up quickly. The first night was actually cold
and required major clothing. Last night I’ve managed with only a fleece, which
is a nice change.
wait to start complaining about the heat at night, mhhhhh.
Wind: NE 8