|Sherry taking a turn at the helm. Look at the angle |
of the horizon! How many degrees are we heeled?
|Bob and Larry off watch.|
|Dennis is checking the mainsail during a squall.|
I used my time to blog (even though the entries couldn't leave my computer until we reached land), plan and execute mealtime, do some housekeeping, review the navigation plan and enter information into the chart plotter, act as a radio net controller, read and sleep. I probably had more sleep than the men.
|Bob's aft deck bucket shower|
|Not a good day to go below!|
Everyone is getting weary of the
huge swells and hand steering.
Once we were into the higher seas and heavier weather, it was more difficult to relax and use the free time. Everyone stayed alert to assist the helmsman and keep a watch on the sea and the sky. Since it was too uncomfortable to go below, we tried to nap with life vests and tethers on in upright positions! Not the best sleep, but better than none.
|Is Larry playing Cat's Cradle or what?|