The low pressure past just southwest of us last night as predicted, giving us winds up to 50kts with wild seas and breakers. Other than having to repack flying gear and food a couple times, Ocean Planet made it through unscathed. Thankfully, as that should be the final major weather hurdle before we reach Cape Horn tomorrow. The wind is now down to the upper 20’s to mid 30’s and I have changed back to the working jib from the staysail in order to keep the pace up. The rollers and occasional breakers are still here but much less severe than last night. That was the worst I’ve had the luck to see in my sailing days, and I guess it is fitting that it would be near Cape Horn! There are still some nasty looking squalls on the horizon, but hopefully they won’t be too bad.
Hope to send pics of the Horn tomorrow. After that, I just have to stop somewhere, fix the boom and deck, and sail to Brazil, piece of cake…..;-)
Below: This wave is a couple hundred feet away…
Bruce and Ocean Planet