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Sailng on Windwanderer.
No Photos 8th Aug 2013
Thursday 8th August 2013

Thursday 8th August 2013

Day 2

3.45am my watch.

Man am I tired I had a few hours sleep, but got woken up so many times it was crazy, we had some really strong wind, and the boat was healed over so far, that I almost fell out of bed.
We are back motor sailing once again the wind is just all over the place.

The moths have seemed to be settling down a lot now, The Captain caught two, on his watch and when I got up I went down to make us a coffee, and do some dishes, there was even one in the sink, and yeah who does dishes, at 3am, that's just crazy,

But I had to wait for the kettle to boil, and its just too rough to go back and forth so decided to do them.

So here I am once again, questioning my sanity, why am I doing this again, you don't enjoy it, well when you have gentle seas I guess you do, but most of the time its just horrible, it's hard to move, around, quite frankly it's hard to do anything, and you have  to be so careful, that you don't hurt yourself big time.

At least my seasickness is a lot better under control this time, as we got some really good stuff at the chemist here in Panama which cost and arm and a leg I tell you. So it wanna be good....haha
I would of almost  sold my soul to get good stuff anyway, anything is better than feeling sick for days and days.

That's me done and dusted.

9am no ones watch.....haha

The days we just do whatever if one is tired they sleep if not we just chill do odd stuff here and there, eat, read, fish and change sails. A lot.

We have just had a huge storm but more rain than anything, it's looking like the rain may stay around for awhile.

The Captain has tried to contact the others boats with no success at all, we are really not sure where they are at the moment.

5.30pm my watch

Well not much is happening, we have  had grey skies, rain, almost all day.

We ended up getting an email, from the French boat, both the French boats, are way ahead of us, although one was about only 5nm's away at one stage, as for the other Aussie boat we have no idea, there has been so much cloud on the radar all day that we can not make out if there are any boats around.
I guess they are ok, we have tried several times to radio them all, but it only works to a short distance.

The Captain has been busy a good chunk of the day trying to get sailmail to work, I think with all the storm and cloud activity it's blocking the signal.

And me well I have been fiddling with fishing lures, sorting and making up a lot of different rigs, I try a different one almost twice a day, and still no luck.

Am not using my rod at the moment as the wind is all over the place, and I never know what side of the boat the sail will be on, it's just way too hard to keep going and changing it, from one side to the other.
So instead I am using what I'm told is all you ever need, is a bungee cord tied to the boat with a thick line and rigging over the side, so far all it's done is lose lures and get tangled.

Yeah I'm not real good at this is fishing business out at sea it seems.

So has we settle in for the night, and have a nice dinner of homemade Clam Chowder, with Kentucky biscuits, ( they are actually very much like our damper.)

And hope we get an easy night with a lot of sleep.

Well tomorrow is another day.

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