Making Like a Half Tide Rock
Wed 28 Oct 2009 14:30
Course: South sou' west; 4.5 knots
Wind: Southeast, moderate breeze
Weather: Sunny, warm
Day's Run: 81 miles
We are well and truly into the southeast trades now, overnight the wind has backed a little and freshened so we have cracked the sheets a fraction and are on a very close reach. I must admit when I worked out our day's run after taking the noon sight I was a little disappointed, I would have thought we had done better than 81 miles over the last 24 hour. Still it is all in the right direction and tomorrow we should post a better figure.
The sun is shining and Sylph is sparkling in the spray she throws into the air and over herself as she punches into the short seas, with her low freeboard and heavy displacement doing her imitation of a half tide rock.
All is well.
It's starting to get lumpy, the V-berth is no longer sleepable, so it's back to the settee, which at night I have to share with the skipper. A bit hot but not a lot of choice, especially with the boat leaning the way it is. I have to catch up during the day what I miss out on at night, like right now . . . Zzzzzzzz.