11 May 2012
This morning I had a dream I was a flying fish. No, it was a dolphin flying up out of the water. No, it was a sea bird flying just above the waves. Then I woke up and found it was me actually flying through the air. We were broadsided by a breaking wave and shoved about 20’ sideways while Dave was on watch. That was when the weather was good.
It’s pretty bad right now. We estimate some of the seas are 50’ from trough to top. We are close reaching under 3 reefs in 35 knot winds and have been all day. The maximum gust was 44knots. Tonight will be raman noodles and crackers with cheese. We are doing a double watch tonight also. The weather is supposed to break tomorrow around noon. I’ll send an update when it does.
Our course is 55 degrees true.
Speed is about 3 knots.
414 miles to go.