second day was better
Second day was better
Bruce is fine; Thom is still under the weather and Robert seems to be feeling better. Yesterday was smoother and bright but cloudy until Bruce went off watch and I came on and it started to rain at 4am today. It is still raining, which is not nice. The wind had eased for a couple of hours but is now back up to 24 knots.
Reports are we are headed for a squash zone of high and low pressure when we get to NZ which means even higher winds from SE, not good. Just trying to get there as fast as possible.
We learned more about NZ times. We had heard they change times around now, but couldnt confirm and figured it didn’t matter because they would be changing backwards and we wouldn’t miss any planes. Yesterday, we heard, given it is their spring, the clocks go ahead. So we are warned.
Reading another Theroux, train travel in
Last night tried to think of sounds wind makes; didn’t get very far but here is a start; moan, shriek, tear, sing, whistle, roar. Fun during a night watch.
Getting bumpy so that’s all for now..