Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sailing is overrated.

Before I begin to describe our passage from Majuro to Kwajalein, I'll take the time to reassure everyone - my mother - that we weren't in any danger what so ever. With that said and out of the way...

We saw 12 foot seas, squalls with 40 knot winds, and at one point we had a hull speed of 12 knots. Some catamaran crews dig 12 knots. I do not. The 12 foot seas I'm talking about were "confused" and coming mainly on our beam. For a catamaran, this is the most uncomfortable position. We hit the waves twice, once for each hull, which likes to make this figure 8 or washing machine type movement. I prepared for this though...I knew it was going to be rough. I abstained from any alcohol or caffeine several days before we left. I got a good night sleep and I took my seasick pill. What I didn't count on is this stupid stomach bug. Not being one to gross you out or give too much information, I'll spare you with the details, but trust me when I say this was not your regular seasickness. I don't want to be the one to bring a nasty Majuro bug (and yes, that's exactly what it is) to our new friends, so I started on a nice, friendly round of antibiotics. I'm doing better now, but things still aren't quite right.

The good news of the passage came to Jake when he found out I was too sick to do school and he was free to watch his Looney Toon marathon. I totally forgot how violent those things are...but my goodness they make him laugh.

So, a big thank you goes out to my understanding husband. He too, had a tiny bit of the bug, but managed to keep the big portion of it at bay. He made lunches, dinners and even let me take extra naps...all without even the slightest bit of irritation. Thanks, babe.

We pulled in nice and early yesterday morning and our sponsors met us on the dock. We had a fun filled day of which I'll write another post about, but the important thing is that we made it! We're thrilled so far...more to come.

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2 comments:

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The Simple Living Project said...

Even these more "unsavory" posts make me excited to begin my journey! Hopefully one day I'll see your sails on the horizon ...

...for now, I'm just hoping to get my boat in the water this month, lol. Keep writing. You guys are an inspiration.

~Adam
www.insearchofthesea.com

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