About 1:00 Alicia heard form Bob and we all breathed a sigh of relief since things were starting to look better:
Quick email. Been very rough last 48 hrs. A little better now. I dont think any of us has eaten much since lunch Sat. Just ate a freeze dried meal. We are motoring now. Hopefully can continue. Swells overpowered the motor so we've had to sail mostly in wrong direction but about 1 mile per hour to target vmg. So speed was 4.5 but vmg was 1 or less. Now vmg 2 with 379 miles to Brighton. A French sailboat that looked like the Sail magazine "best around bouies boat" at Charleston tacked on the horizon and closed in on us at 7 knots, then tacked behind and I think he was going to sail beside us until he realized he couldn't go that slow. He radioed and asked if we could call his family bc they were late and the sat phone was down. We called and left a msg, they promptly called back and we told them the boat would be in La Rochelle France in 72 hrs and to please relay to the crew family. We radioed the skipper that the msg went thru and he was gone in a flash. Got to go, it's too hard using tablet. Love you and pp.
and then this from David via Tricia:
After a very heavy night we are finaly seeing the seas and weather subside. We are now beginning to edge our way east towards the Scillies and then the channel and Brighton. Movement on the boat is much easier now, but we will probably experience those thunderstorms later.
Hope all is good with you, take care
This morning I checked the tracker and realized what a huge difference a day makes. They are so close now and headed right into the channel!
|July 22, 2013|
|July 22, 2013|
Luckily for me we had a cute kid invasion here at the cottage this past weekend to help keep me distracted! My cousin was visiting with his wife and 2 boys. We played with monster trucks and scooters just like the good old days when Jordi and Eric were little and had a great weekend.