Drying Out Already!
So, yesterday started calm and clear, so when I went down for my sleep at noon I wasn’t worried. I opened all the hatches, and told Marc I was doing so, asking him to close them if the wind picked up. So anyway, a few hours later I was woken by the sound of water cascading through said hatches! That wasn’t funny, cos of course once you get the inside of a boat wet, you can’t dry anything until the storm passes, so we spent a very wet afternoon and evening. The main berth and the foreberth, which is Kiera’s space were soaked through, so Kiera had to sleep in the quarter berth with Sultan (who snores), and on our off watch Marc also slept in the QB, whilst i rigged up the lee cpoths and slept in the spare starboard berth. It was actually very comfortable, and snug!
Well, luckily when we awoke it had calmed down a little, so before i even had my morning tea, i pulled out all the wet bedding out to rinse in fresh water (sleeping in salty bedding is not nice) and hang to dry. In this picture Marc is running the water maker to fill the dogs’ water containers, so we actually do have the luxury of being able to rinse our stuff after a good soaking!