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Sailng on Windwanderer.
No Photos 3rd Jul 2013
Friday 28th June 2013

Friday 28th June 2013

Day 4


Well we are still at it
It is so rough I can hardly write on this thing, as you have to hold on for grim death, to stop yourself getting thrown from one side to the other
Am yeah am extremely sea sick, I just hate it.

We have tired everything to settle the boat down and nothing works, the wind is just too strong and the waves too big.
All I can say is thank goodness it still dark, cause I know once I see this angry ocean I'm gonna freak out. :-/

I just checked the GPS and we are 110nm off Venezuela, I'm trying to get The Captain, to go closer to land, and hug the coast a bit more maybe that would be better than this, but even though we are only 110nm off it would still take us a day to get there.

5pm my watch kinda.

Well it may just be settling down a touch, maybe not.

We have been trying to get in contact with the weather guy,and finally today, we got an email back, in his words for last night, " oh boy, it gonna be rough" that came a day late,
He said we would have strong winds gusting up to 32knt, close I saw 35knts, and 10ft waves, I have seen almost double that, honest some are so bad, all I can say is its so not nice out here, we are being hammered.

Just to add to all the drama, the generator stopped working this morning, The Poor Captain had to be woken up once again, he has tried to get some sleep, but has been woken up so many times by this and that, and it is really hard to sleep with the boat being tossed all over the place.

So anyway down he goes to have a look at the generator and there is a strong smell of diesel, great we know one of the tanks do leak, and with all this rolling around, maybe more so, but he open up the floor and it was just full of diesel with one tank bone dry, far out, he has spend a good chunk of the day in the bilges, trying to find the leak as we think its in one of the main hoses.
I felt so sorry for him, it was not easy being down there with the smell of diesel over powering and not to mention being so hot, then throw into the mix this angry ocean, I tried so hard to warn him to hold on, with each big wave, but there is so many it was hard.
Well he came out of the bilges, very stressed out, could not find the leak at all, hating the boat, hating the fuel tanks, hating the ocean, just about anything and everything, he was so not a happy camper.
Oh and the generators problem no fuel, at least that one was easy.

After he cooled down some and had a nice cold shower, he felt a lot better and also managed an hour sleep.

And so it continues the waves have picked up again, I swear half the time we have more water on the boat than out, I have actually lost count of how many times I have seen the side rail go under, the side fills up with so much water it looks like a swimming pool, lucky it drains away real quick.
So we sit we hang on and hope like hell this will be over soon and once again settle down to a gentle swell.

Well tomorrow is another day.

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