– And then there was one! – 33:41.1 N 60:19.2W
yesterday I was saying that Ali and I were acclimatised. She began to feel a bit
iffy today, displaying most of the symptoms, but has not seen her breakfast for
a second time so hopefully her Relief Band will keep her queasiness in check.
Lorraine and Jim are on the Stugeron diet, so are not being sick but feeling a
sea conditions have been pretty ugly, so it is probably no surprise. We are
sailing on the wind, and quite close to it, so we are battering into very
unpleasant waves and counter waves. Our weather guru’s report this morning
suggested that their wave model predicted 2-3 metre swell, perhaps 3-4 m
sometimes. I think that the model needs to shape up, because we have had nothing
less than 4-5 m for most of the day, with a 6 here and there just when you
thought it was all over! That is the one that catches us out, inevitably dumping
a few gallons of the blue stuff all over you, at the point where the gear was
nearly dry from the last deluge.
should get some relief over the next day or so when the winds drop and shifts,
when we can maybe try to have shower without collecting a hundred bruises. It
will not be before time!
are pleased to report that the flying fish are still dropping in unexpectedly,
the dolphins are back for our entertainment, skuas and another unidentified bird
species with what looks like a lollipop extending from its rear come in at
dinner time, and a whale has been spotted slapping its tail loudly. The Atlantic
is still alive!
of dinner, it is my turn as cook and the crew appear to have recovered their
appetites (hopefully not like last night, when the joy of eating was
short-lived!). I had better serve them their rations….