31 May 2007

Pounding, stomping and getting wet

May 31, 2007

After listening to the National Weather Service’s 0530 forecast, we weighed anchor at 0615 and headed southeast to the Bight of Acklins. The sail was very close hauled (the wind was blowing from the northeast and we wanted to sail in an east-southeast direction, very close to the direction of the wind. This kind of sailing means that Whisper heels over rather dramatically and pounds into the waves. Not too much fun!) Spray was coming over the top of the cockpit, and while we were rather uncomfortable, we both felt safe and secure. We made landfall just before dark in a rather rolly anchorage, but it was great to stop and we both fell asleep promptly.