Soon they could see a bank of clouds off the port bow, lightening in the distance and the wind picked up. The wind swung around to the S in the night and Alex turned the boat to run with it, with heavy rain, gusts of 35+kts and short steep waves. In his words “What a wild ride!” It was an extremely uncomfortable ride and at 5:20am they hove to for 5 hours and had a rest.
This morning they set off again in 20-25kt SW with 3m S swell, heading NW again. Hopefully they will be able to turn SW again by tomorrow, otherwise they may have to head for a different port of entry.
All are very tired, but in good spirits and "chirpy".
24 hrs to midday, 10 April:
Distance traveled: 70nm
(this includes beating into 25-30kt under storm jib and 5hrs hove to)