Cruising along the South African coast about 80 nm south of Durban, I just received this email from my weather guru Des.
That man can read my mind:
I am sure by now you are having some regrets about being out there…“
That guy is so darn right.
My answere to him tells you what we are in right now:
„Hi Des, you can read my thoughts. And you do know the weather well.
I knew it was gonna be tough, but I didn’t expect it to come that bad. It’s even worse than WINDY is showing in their forecast.
We are in 44 kn of wind with gusts up to 54.
High waves and uncomfortable swell. This is between purgatory and hell. But what am I talking – you know all that.
It’s good that I have cell phone connection so I can get the forecast. According to WINDY the wind should go down from noon on. Slowly – but that will be a relief. They better not lie to me.
A big wave flooded the cockpit 15 Minutes ago and my crew, Immanuel was soaking wet and just changed his clothes…“
Sailing is bad, when you are tied up to a schedule. This will be a loooooong day.