Friday, February 2, 2018

Leg 2 - The Bash to Easter Island - Days 1-4

Here we are on day 4 of our many day passage to Easter Island. Despite picking a "good" weather window to leave we have been beating our way through huge seas for the last 4 days. While there are lovely easterly winds about 100nm south of us, we are stuck in sucky southerlies. Not helpful when you are trying to go south. This morning we had to crack off to between close hauled and a close reef to give us a bit of relief. The boat and crew are taking a pounding. It looks like we have a few more days of this so I expect blog posts will be few and far between. At least until the boat and crew get some relief from the pounding and heal. Thankfully Nadine is immune to the bashing and can work down below, so she is keeping us well fed. Hopefully at some point we'll be able to start doing our share...
Overall, all is well. More in a day or two. This is my limit for being upright while down below...

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1 comment:

  1. It's close reach, not close reef....but we'll assume you're not checking your messages that closely.