Brownies, dolphins and oh, 45 knots of wind

Hello all,

Well last night pretty much lived up to expectations. We spent most of the afternoon planning ahead for the front and by night fall the wind was building as expected. In the end it was kind of enjoyable once we had got our first tack in and reefed the main, the wind peaked at 45 knots for about an hour just after midnight and at that point it was all we could do to stay on the boat at times with walls of water washing over the boat out of no where in the dark. The only damage sustained was some of the glow fast stripes pealing off the main as it flogged. Otherwise all is good aboad Artemis.

We just realised that we haven’t finished one whole day bag of food yet. This is partly down to no one feeling like cooking down below and partly due to my mum sending us off with a good supply of chocolate brownie, which has all gone now! Two things to be glad for today are waterproof kit, which is getting through testing and the dolphins that are almost always with us,

All for now, the kettle is whistling

Nick

23.04.12

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