04 April 2012 | Squall Valley
With all our weather predictions we knew we'd be getting into a squally area soon, and just as predicted yesterday afternoon we started seeing squalls on the horizon and it's been like playing a video game on the radar trying to dodge the active cells. We had lightening in the distance most of the night and this morning we were greeted by gray sky and seas and cooler temps -- it looks just like we're in the Pacific Northwest!
This afternoon we were swallowed up by a big cell that dumped lots of rain on us, and I made the best of it by having a squall shower -- getting my daily shower in without using our fresh water supply! Cetus hasn't had this good of a wash down in 3 years.
We've been lucky with the squalls that have caught us -- they just had rain and no high winds -- or lightening. Squalls are like a box of chocolates -- you never know what you're going to get.
So we're sailing along enjoying the cooler temps and bit of wind after the last two hot windless days. That's the thing about ocean sailing -- everything around you is constantly changing.