Sunday, April 4, 2010
Getting a suntan
This morning I've been enjoying some lovely sunny weather up on deck. The past 24 hours has been pretty uncomfortable with choppy swells and wind that turned to come from the south east which meant I was again beating into it. But all is well otherwise and I've been managing to heat up my meals and eat well. Darren's work on the boat has made a huge difference to my comfort and safety in the boat. Not a drop of water is getting into the cabin now, and his setup for my electric kettle works like a dream. Even Spot (the tracker) is more comfortable, he keeps me company in the cockpit in his nifty little gimballed cradle, always facing the sky no matter what tack I'm on. No more sloshing around the bottom of the cockpit like he did on the last leg! I am making the most of the sunshine today after getting rained on for about 24 hours over the past two days.