We are just finishing sailing in our first gale in the Southern ocean. Not pretty. Well actually, the mass of white foam mixed with hues of deep blue and green and the contrasting sky of white, grey and blue would make quite a painting. Anyway, aside from losing our port lazyjack line we've come through with minimal carnage. All of us are exhausted and production in the kitchen has stopped for now as the seas are still around 4.5 meters with 20 knots of wind. We should see some lighter winds later this afternoon with the seas calming down shortly after that. After the past 36 hours this will be very welcome.
All is well on board Sea Rover.
Somewhere around 1100 NM to go.
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