FROM 1-12. 26°S-Nose Brazil &1st circumnavigation

Apr 16, 2005 – 1330hrs UTC

1330hrs 16 Apr 2005 UTC Map Ref 169

And still here. Conditions awful – 35-40 kt NE, short steep sea, 10 – 20 metre wavelength, boat rolling wildly and pitching thro perhaps 40degrees. Cant sit, cant relax, every muscle group in action, dreadful sore backside from salt and pressure.  Everything wet, sun burning down, hands white, nails starting to peel off. Fun. Bloody south atlantic- cant wait to get out of here. Motoring @ 2 kt just to keep bow @ 45 degrees to wind and swell. Proper answer perhaps the trisail as steadier, but too difficult to get it up at the mo. Wonderful seaboat she is but Berri just too small for this stuff. Only other option is to heave to and lose meagre gains from yesterday. Shit. Time to call for The Doctor.

Sorry, no chatty updates till this goes – forecast another two days. Will try to stay in touch with short ones.

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