By 00.30 the thunder, wind & rain had increased considerably. We both dressed & started an anchor watch. At times this was solely watching the instruments as you couldn’t see the length of the boat for the rain, let alone the shore. The wind, as well as increasing was shifting around considerably & at one point during the next couple of hours we saw the wind swing through 360° & touch 50 knots. A rather tense time. At 03.30 things abated sufficiently for us retreat to bed again, very grateful that the anchor had not dragged, & we were still in the same place.
In daylight the bay looked calm again & the boat seemed unscathed (&
probably far less ruffled than us by events ), so with
a now light wind, predictably on the nose, we motored to
From leaving the
Total logged distance 3335.2nm [Engine hours 275.6]
We spent afloat at the
It was lucky we have been to
Our ‘tourist’ breaks were to spend Sunday afternoon in
Sugar ‘n’ Spice was lifted out at 9.45am, moved into the yard
& propped up on wooden props as is normal in this part of the world, even
if we find it unusual. This all took place in a booked 2hr slot, very different
in organisation to our yard in
More chores, this time the ones that can only be done out of the water & the things that are being left as late as possible.
Then on Friday we flew home.