Sue & Alan
Mon 13 May 2013 09:50
Recently made friends with s/y Halfmoon (Bev & Tom heading towards Italy), s/y Josephene (Mandy & Ray heading towards Ionian) and s/y Skylax (who departed towards Ionian before we got their names and only spoke briefly on VHF). Now we're sitting our some unwanted W'lys until likely Wednesday morning, when we intend making way towards Ustica and on towards S Sardinia with some strong SE'lys forecast.
We regularly hit the sack for 9 pm whilst on the hook and tend to be up early. Last night, sometime around midnight/early hours we were treated to a rather loud (and unexpected) firework display. I guess, to make sure we didn't miss it.......... everything went off directly above our heads. Wonderful to be awoken from deep sleep by an extensively impressive firework display......... we didn't watch!
This morning we're still seeing 20 - 25 kn W'ly winds, the comings and goings causing us to search from side to side as our bow blows through the wind like an irregular pendulum on a would-be wonky Grandfather clock.
Love to family H & family D.
PS Cheapo Aldi single induction hob is a big success.