Only 80 miles from Sotogrande! Today the crew is enjoying catching up on some much needed rest after several nights of rocking and rolling in wind and waves made for less than favorable sleeping conditions. Through the past few nights I’ve grown to appreciate my berth in the aft cabin(nicknamed “the coffin” for its claustrophobia inducing size and shape); if I wedge my legs and back just right between the two walls of the berth I can manage to be stationary through almost any sea state and get some sleep, which has certainly been a struggle for other members of the crew.
Fortunately we are now into flat water. No one is complaining about light wind and slow boatspeed today; instead we are relaxing on the deck and soaking in the sun (with plenty of sunscreen of course!). We will need the sleep in the bank for our late night passage through the Strait of Gibraltar followed by our arrival in Sotogrande, all within the next 15 hours. While we are excited to be so near our destination, there’s no rush to be through with beautiful, blue water days like today.
Love to all. See you soon,