Friday, April 27, 2012

Day 16

Today's reading:
Distance traveled since yesterday:  69 miles
Distance to destination:  2,692 miles
Off-watch sleeping took place on the settee. 
The boat continued to lurch, slam and bang. 3-hour watches depleted every ounce of energy. I felt I had to stare at the compass the entire time, a death grip on the wheel, actively steering to keep the boat on course while standing with feet apart to maintain balance. Off watch, I would fall immediately into a deep sleep. Water began leaking onto the salon floor and into two of the floor compartments where food was stored. It was a manageable problem with lots of towels on the floor which had to be wrung out a couple times a day.

1 comment:

  1. Bummer. Right after things picked up it looks like the winds in front of them are dying, at least for a few days.