Days 8 to 10 – ‘getting north’
A slow few days as we try make it further north on advice from Stokie, our on-land weather charter, that another low pressure system was developing in the southern ocean and heading straight for us.
Day 9 and 10 are slow but it feels much better than being on sea anchor, where 5 of us were forced to share a cramped cabin. On day 10, in the evening, the low pressure finally caught us and we go to sea anchor just before sunset to prepare in the last rays of sunshine. For a few hours there is hardly any wind and it begins to feel like a scene out of ‘life of pi’.