It never rains but it pours

Well it’s not raining, but I’ve had 20 knot winds for the last six hours. Almost as if the sea, repenting of her poor showing of the last week has dumped everything she’s got into my double reefed sails. If memory serves me correctly, these are the strongest winds I’ve had since leaving the southern ocean.

Of course 20 knots is not that much wind, but the fact that I’m sailing close hauled into them, makes for a rough and wet ride.

It’s difficult to maintain an accepting philosophical view of the matter as it’s all self inflicted. I could just shove the tiller across, stall the boat, and have a lovely evening out on the water. However, I am in cyclone infested waters, and best to go while the going is good!

In all honesty, it’s not that bad, weeks of tropical winds have softened me and a little bracing blow will serve well to add a bit of salt to my vitals.

At least this is what I tell myself.

The forecast promises a lovely 10 knots on my beam tomorrow, so I shall hang on until then.

Latitude: 17.618, Longitude: -125.807, Time: 05:21:56 19-06-2018 UTC