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This is what the sea and sky look like just before you get pasted by heavy cumulus showers. I have not seen any lightning all night and I don’t know expect any coming my way with this bruised and angry looking lot. But the forecast has warned continuously of isolated thunderstorms and showers for the past three days and nights. Cirrus and alto cumulus streaming overhead are evidence they are around, but not exactly near.

I have shortened sail expecting the worst. It may come to pass. It may not. In my book, it’s not worth the gamble and I’ll gladly accept the loss of a few miles if I’m wrong. But if I’m right, I’ll be right as rain.

Just now, with the wind starting to moan in the rigging and the first splashes of rain on the deck, it looks like a stitch in nine…

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1 Comment
  • BT
    Posted at 10:41h, 02 July Reply

    Bert, you are amazing! Following you progress and posts with great admiration for you courage and wishing / willing you success. You are on the downhill run now. All the best from an Aussie follower BT ( 2 degrees of separation from your Uncle Joe).

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