We are all feeling a bit better today. Yesterday after rounding Falso
we were lured out to sea feeling quite smug after passing Falso with
flat seas. Mistake, an hour later it was miserable. We found ourselves
in 4'+ rolling seas and the wind was picking up to 17 knots. Celtic
Song's ship's bell was ringing. Ringing so much that I discovered this
morning Francis tied her shut! Below was miserable, like the inside of a
washing machine, couldn't sleep, couldn't eat and only Francis was
feeling great. We should have paid heed to what we read by Jim Elfers
and had one foot on land and one foot in the water. After about 3 hours
of misery we headed 5 miles back to shore and all was calm. Finally we
were able to secure 4 - 5 hours of sleep. Ahhhh sleep, restoration.
Crew is amazing. Bonnie never did throw up. Jean was super helping
Bonnie learn her watch duties and Francis, well what can I say. He
still feels and looks terrific!!! Me...I'm doing much better.
Currently we are blessed with flat seas and only 6 knots of wind on our
nose. 30 miles from Punta Tosca. Hope to arrive at Santa Maria in the
wee hours of the morning. I have told my crew that so far this is the
calmest Bash I have ever done. CS is purring along smoothly, log book
is up to date all systems are working perfectly. Downloading weather
now. Just heard from Susie Campbell who has been holed up on Cedros
Island for this past week that her Tuesday weather window just got shut
again! I think we may catch up with her!!!!
Diane Berol is an ocean adventurer and the captain of Celtic Song based in San Diego, CA.