The Sea

Sometimes it feels like the sea has lost it’s memory. Or she just doesn’t know what she wants.
She moves around, in all different directions. Waves come from the West, the Southwest, the Northwest and it is pushed from the Northeast as well.
The winds keep shifting on us, mainly westerlies but with southerly or northerly components. And the current has been helping us, pushing us westwards but the sea doesn’t like that and she complains lifting herself up, like little walls in front of our bow. Lumbaz is tossed around, as if with no course. And we, inside of her, are no different.
And the winds don’t know what they want either. They blow with 8 knots, to shift and increase to 20 knots within minutes. And then squalls appear on the horizon and shift the wind again, sometimes increasing its force beyond what we would wish.
Alltogether it is not much fun sailing, or motoring or what ever it is we are trying to do.
But we know one thing. There is no place to drop the hook for us until we reach a set of islands about 100 miles west of us. They are called the Padaidos Islands or Pulau Sorenarwa, whichever we reach first.
Our objective is to make it in time for Christmas Eve. No one on board is looking forward to spend Christmas in these seas, so we try hard to move but have a hard time making more than 75 miles a day. Other than that, all good on board.
We have the best crew we could hope for !! A sample of endurance and resilience.

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4 thoughts on “The Sea

  1. dickweit December 22, 2015 / 4:08 pm

    Merry Christmas to all of the sailors! We wish you calm seas & good winds. Travel safe. And have a very Happy 2016. Love to all, Dick & Brenda

    Sent from Dick’s iPhone 678-634-4266


  2. Marianne December 23, 2015 / 6:56 am

    Chicos! You are the best. Lo conseguiréis y no habréis tenido que comprar billetes, ni hacer maletas en las que no cabe todo lo que tiene que caber, ja, ja….bendito vuestro viento!
    Feliz Navidad, Frohe Weihnachten, Merry X-mas y todo lo mejor para el 2016!!!
    Besos y abrazos muy fuertes de vuestros fans…

  3. jose antonio bertrand December 23, 2015 / 9:18 am

    Up with Lumbaz!!!
    Eolo Will be graciOUS with you all!

  4. Cristina December 23, 2015 / 6:30 pm

    Feices fiestas de navidad! Os deseo un 2016 lleno de geniales aventuras! … y que igual nos volvamos a ver 😉
    Hoy salimos nosotros para Bercelona. Besos a todos y un abrazo enorme para mi ahijada Noa!!

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