Reaching through life

21 10 2011

Hi all – We have the wind out of the south of between 18 – 27 knots and we’re beam reaching in a big sea.  Wet is the understatement – this Verdier design loves reaching but is wet with spray flying everywhere, all the time, 24:7.  Not complaining as we are taking good miles out of The French who are directly to leeward, 105 miles away.

Life on board is just sleeping, eating, bailing the bilges, steering and trimming and trying to dry clothes on the engine after its been running to charge the batteries.  The Musto gear that we have is really good – we are giving it the ultimate test and at the moment it has 10 out of 10 rating

Both Campbell and I have every bit of thermal gear on that we bought with us – its 10 degrees outside and the water is cold – how we’re going to survive the next leg I don’t know.

Better go and get some sleep,

Cheers.  Ross