Lumpy Seas

Where Next?
Bob Williams
Sun 1 Nov 2009 15:13
Position: 02 44.5 S 031 21.5 W
Course: South sou' west; Speed: 4 knots
Wind: Southeast; F4/5 - moderate/fresh breeze
Weather: partly cloudy, warm
Day's Run: 101 miles

The wind has remained fresh over the past 24 hours and the seas have built
up a little. We are still under reduced canvas and apart from having the odd
wave sweeping the deck or crashing off a wave on a fairly regular basis
there has been nothing of note to report. At our current rate of progress
our ETA Salvador will be 8 November.

All is well.

Bob Cat:, (Dip. SB)

With this lumpy weather I have been having to sleep on the dinette settee
which runs athwartships; the V-berth is jumping up and down like a
trampoline ride, the starboard settee has the skipper on it - a major hazard
to life and limb during the night when he rolls about, and the quarter berth
has become the boat's back shed at the moment with all sort of junk on it,
so that is uninhabitable. Fortunately the skipper thought of propping up one
end of the dinette settee with a cushion which levelled it up and meant I
didn't have to sleep with my claws dug in like a mountain climber's pitons
on a cliff face. But now I am on the starboard settee berth which is the
best for sailing on the port tack. I love my job . . . Zzzzzzzz.