What can I say…it’s not plain sailing!
Started the day watching sunrise for an hour with a pod of dolphins and had weather calm enough for showers; all was glorious. Ended the day in multiple gust fronts around the Cape being smacked over again with 25-30 knot winds, pulley breakages on the main, Hydrovane bolts working loose (thanks for the tip to check SV Walkabout!), and to top it off the BWR sail escaping in 25 knots and necessitating an emergency drop on deck in the dark surrounded by fishing boats. A lot for two weary sailors also having to hand steer! And then a weather check to find the rest of the journey is directly upwind and it’ll be raining on arrival. I guess they were really good dolphins though! :-)image3