Tuesday, October 28, 2008

We learned some new weather terminology yesterday

Until now, I thought "all hell will break loose" was a figure of speech.

When Southbound Herb ( http://www3.sympatico.ca/hehilgen/vax498.htm ) gave us the lowdown on the weather yesterday, he was quite emphatic about what the sailors south of New England had to do: seek shelter immediately.

No problem for us, we are safely ensconced in a tight little house on shore. Thank God for modern weather products. Take a look at passageweather.com and look at the Newport to Bermuda links and you will see what I mean.

My hope is to get out there as soon after the front goes through as we can stand (it will still be pretty rough and windy) and start making progress. (probably tomorrow morning) Going will be tough at first, but should get better and better over the course of the day, and through the next couple of days. Then the winds go light, and we may have to use the Iron Genny (AKA
"the Diesel") to get to Bermuda. I hope we can minimize that.

Dana went back to work yesterday, and the crew diet reflected that change immediately. Even though she left a pork tenderloin out for us to cook, we ended up having burgers from the CV variety store (much better than they sound) very late. Pork tenderloin tonight.