TIME: 2013/06/02 08:05
COMMENT: Beach House -EN ROUTE – Namibia to St. Helena Island – Day 8 – 177 nm
Yesterday started a bit slow for the first 10 hours, but after that, things gotta\’ rockin\’..
We\’ve surfed as high as 14 knots.
Looking at the weather files, the guru\’s said 15-20 knots. I said, more like 25++
I was right. We went to the second reef right at dark and the staysail on the pole to windward.
The squalls hit us and we had 42 knots for 10 minutes before it backed off to the mid 30\’s…
It\’s calmed a bit in the last 10 hours, but still the odd 30 knot reading pops up.
We\’re 86 miles from the NE end of the island and will likely be in just after dark.
We have good info provided by \”Sunflower\” for the approach, so we may get to sleep on a mooring tonight.
Trip feels a bit like coming out of New Zealand….big swells!…The odd 4 meter ones are now common.
We\’ll report our arrival.
Scott and Nikki