Sunday, June 21, 2009

Rough and tumble

We worked hard for the mileage since my last post, lots of squalls, reefing, soakings from above and sea water over the rail, but at last we've arrived at the beginnings of the gulf stream. There's a pretty hefty current pushing us East as we plow our way across but so far the wind is favorable so no complaints here. The other side may hold a frustrating beat into Newport but we'll see. The sea state is quite confused, with no real wave pattern to discern, just mountains of water over the sides of which little Jeroboam hurls itself.

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