Friday, May the 8th – 21:30 – Cherbourg

We left Boulogne on Thursday at 07:00 in the morning. It was still blowing with 6-7 Bft and the sea state was quite rough. We had the second reef in the main and the headsail half rolled away.

20150507 Breaking WavesWaves on Boulogne breakwater

20150507 Leaving BoulogneI think I have to secure that outboarder with a rope before it goes overboard…

20150507 Dirk Evan

20150507 Felix Benno

After 8 hours trying to make way west (we only managed to do 16 miles in 8 hours), we decided to start the engine. A few hours later the wind died away completely and the sea calmed down which was a great relief for one of the crewmembers who was suffering from severe seasickness.
We arrived in Cherbourg Friday in the morning just before the turn of the tide after 24 hours of motoring.

4 Replies to “Friday, May the 8th – 21:30 – Cherbourg”

  1. Hallo Angelos,
    es geht doch nichts über einen anständigen Seegang. Ich hoffe ihr seit weiter guter Dinge. Ich wünsche gute Fahrt.
    Gruß Rolf

    1. Hi Rolf,
      Du hast ja als alter Seemann eine menge Erfahrung mit Seegang :-)
      War schon ruppig, nich jeder hatte Spaß.
      Alles im grünen Bereich weiterhin. Danke.
      Dir auch eine gute Fahrt durch den Sturm! Mast und Schotbruch!

    1. Hi S&T&E,
      The pictures look quite nice in terms of sea state and don’t show the real situation. It is not easy to catch the sea on pictures. It was quite a Rodeo ride when we left the shelter of the breakwater.
      Thanks for the wishes my friends!

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