FROM 1-25. Blowing a (super) gale

Oct 22, 2005 – 0835hrs UTC

0835hrs 22 Oct 2005 UTC 39’40”S 014’33”E Ref 471

back to 65+ knots. whole boat shuddering and shaking. wind at shriek level. halyards vibrating like machine guns in gusts. pete wedged in the bog, i’m making cajun spice potato cakes. trying to pull in a grib as well – continuous bloody crashes. spbf. fix in an hour. 5 crashes in a row – basically unable to transmit on hf. no sailmail, no grib. bugger. satcom cranking up again.

250 to the barn door if we can keep it together. all a bit tense.

going through the spice drawer for potato cake stuff – found a cat hair – hallo cascade.


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