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Tabasco Bermuda Adventure

'Sunday April 17th, 2022 8:30'
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Yermo
last year
I did not sleep all that we'll. It took quite a while for me to fall asleep. I woke up to warm air and gentle waves.

Mark and Wayne had been up for hours. They had changed the clocks so it turns out I woke up an hour later than usual.

As soon as I got up Wayne jumped into action to make me coffee. I will have to go on more adventures with him.
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last year
Man-o-wars can be seen floating. They look like clear plastic bottles.
Yermo
last year
6 - 8 dolphins playing with the boat. Small and fast!
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I keep being surprised by a bright non-blocking green object when I realize it's the nav light. (The now rises pretty dramatically from time to time.
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My first night watch on Tabasco is now over. Now it's Wayne's turn. It'time for me to wake him.
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I failed to mention the auto helm solenoid burned up so we have to manually engage and disengage it from within the stern lazarette.

It dawn's on me that this will complicate a man overboard situation.
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last year
Having very little to look at and no interruptions, the mind gets quiet. I remember on AraVilla after a few days I found it much easier to concentrate, I'm reminded of that now, here sitting in the pitch black, with both Mark and Wayne asleep.
Yermo
last year
The clock on this phone is set to the EST timezones so the timestamps of these posts are an hour off.

So far so good. My stomach is still a bit off but it's not too bad. The winds are light and the waves are gentle. The boom occasionally smacks violently which is disconcerting when it happens.
Yermo
last year
After being below for a short while I really started to feel I'll. I went back to the cockpit but it felt like I was going to throw up so I asked Mark for a puke bucket which he got for me. I stayed there for some time. I will make the bucket my friend.

The stars continue to amaze and upon Mark mentioning it I noticed bioluminescent flashes in the water.

It got quite chilly so I'm making another attempt below. My watch starts at 12 but I'm not sure I'm good for it.

A large ship is passing us in the night.
Yermo
last year
Starting my first overnight watch early because I'm not feeling well. Mark is snoozing on the bench.

It's much calmer now.
Yermo
last year
I started feeling worse so Wayne suggested I sit in the air of the cockpit. It's a moonless night. The stars are beautiful. I sat out there for a while. Wayne checked up on me repeatedly. Eventually the waves started dying down and Mark came up and furled out the headsail and furled in the staysail. Although the forecast says the winds will stay light "You never know so it's best not to have too much sail up in case we get some gusts."

Wayne went to sleep a bit. I started feeling a little better and went below. Still not 100%. Disappointing because "I don't get seasick."
Yermo
last year
The app stopped showing the track on Android after a few hours but a restart/pause/continue brought it back,

#bug

Moving around the boat in these conditions is quite challenging. It moves very differently than ArraVilla does.
Yermo
last year
I am actually feeling a little queezy and slightly light headed. The way this boat moves is taking some getting used to.
Yermo
last year
Mark asked me to turn down wind by 10 degrees and then eased out the sails. The weather forecast from Commanders predicts the winds will shift such that of we go 10deg downwind now we'll be in a better wind angle when they shift. In addition we picked up a few knots.

Wayne is getting me some snack food since it's too rough to make dinner.
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last year
Mark added an entry to the ship's log. 21.5 NM out.
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Wayne noticed the backstay was moving a bit so Mark tightened it.

So far there's not much to do. The boat basically sails itself.
Yermo
last year
As I watch the sun slowly set on the horizon and I feel the way this vessel moves through these confused waves, I ponder what a poorer life I would have if I shied away from journeys like these. There is always trepidation ahead of a risky trip then once out in it the fear goes away.
Yermo
last year
A squall is blocking our view of a glorious sunset. Mark is snoozing. The boat is sailing itself. Wayne is resting on the settee bench.
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Captain has gone down for a snooze leaving me at the helm. First daytime watch.
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Sitting at the helm monitoring the auto helm. Mark has some music on the stereo. There these wonderful rolling waves that we'll climb and then crash down the far side. The sun is shining and the water has turned dark blue. We are now out of cell range.
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