Last night put Fenwick Light through the test as the westerly winds continued to grow from yesterday evening. Angry waves crashed over our bow and onto our decks as we continued to be thrown around by the confused seas. Farrell came below from his watch in the cockpit to take cover from the unforgiving spray. The storm passed by early morning but we continued to rock and roll until the wind shifted a few hours later, leaving us with sunshine and lifted spirits.
We are now heading SW, away from the coast, which has eased all of our nerves, as less sea room means more possibility of something going wrong (shipping lanes, thermal winds and fishing boats, oh my!) After hanging things up to dry out, Danielle and I enjoyed sitting on the bow seat as we were thrown up and down with each rolling wave that came under us. It’s like our own personal roller coaster! Farrell installed a strap to hold us steady while working the galley, as we have no plans on changing tack. We have experienced some dramatic tumbles across the boat while trying to cook, so we are extremely pleased with the new setup! Although Danielle and I still managed to spill hot soup everywhere as we tried to transfer it to our bowls. Oh the joys of never being still!
Current conditions: 15 kts wind from the NW, making 6kts avg speed
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