Wind and sea decreased over this morning. Our cook declared the extended menu available again. Eggs with bacon and Cheddar on top. ‘Fresh’ bread. Very nice relief brunch after two days with lesser appetite. Cappuccino and, ta ta ta ta tataaaaa, dessert: Haribo Starmix!
We are closing in on the top of the low and are positive about rounding on top. If the more miles pay out is to be seen in the coming days and weather system development.
We discussed the challenge it must have been for Chicester cum suis to do this type of sailing in their. boats and without the super sophisticated foul gear and instruments we have nowadays. Deep respect!
We threw Craigie (our watt&sea hydrogen) overboard on sunday afternoon and have the batteries not seen under 99%. It just charges.
In showers wind picks up to 30kts gusting and after the rain has passed decreases back to the 20’s before.
Seastate from very rough decreased to more moderate now. Good opportunity to clean up some mess and ‘take a shower’ Floris & JanKees
…..a submarine with sails on? We do! Better, we sit in one. Back to double reefed main and staysail awa90. Tons of massive water flush La Promesse. Mother nature is excited. Neptune seems angry tossing us around with his three-fork (is that an english word?). Now bailing out buckets full of water from bow and aft compartments.
Spirit strong. Mostly in our bunks. Closing in on the centerpart of this weather system.
If someone could just another program on the washing machine…no too hot (20deg will do), mostly blue coloured with yellow (like the sun).. No shipping. No animals.
Just Floris and Jankees
Huge seas and lot of wind. It’s tough on board. Dried abricots. Make sure we drink enough. Wind should decrease a little bit early morning wednesday. In our bunk. No animal life seen yet besides the beautiful stormbirds. 💪⛵️🇾🇪
We varen nu onder stormfok en 3e rif. Telkens de goed call gemaakt voor: rif1, rif2, stagfok, rif3, stormjib. Apparent tussen 45 en 55 kts. Dat is wat ie meet. Nu rustig op roer en koers. Windhoek van 130. Uitschieters nog steeds naar 16, 17 sog. Tussen t douchen door in onze bunk. Rare sport!
Leaving Ireland to starboard and almost the continental shelf behind. Heading NW with southerly winds increasing to gale force tonight. We hope to ride these winds till the end and come down south again with favourable wind angles. Spirit is good. We try to get some sleep because tonight and tomorrow will be tough. Jankees & Floris
Although still a couple of days to go it looks like a downwind start. Great! Getting more and more ready in Plymouth. Installed new Karver furler for the code0. Not happy with the older one. Top down furling. Works much better. “Get into you cage!!” And gone she is.