13 Mar Lunchbucket
It is one of those grind-it-out lunch bucket days. All seemed to be going according to plan when out of the blue (literally), the latest forecast models showed not one, not two, not even three, but 4 lows all vying for elbow room on our projected track next week.
Thus endeth the leisurely reach in 8-10 knots safely ensconced in the high. We pound our way Northeast in 22-27 knots against the current and into the swell. We are headed Northeast as it was the better of nothing but bad options. Going Northeast was like having to choose between sticking needles in your eyes or bamboo shoots under your fingernails.
The door East to Cape Leeuwin has slammed shut and we will have to deal with a spate of gales and contrary winds these next 7 to 10 days. Somewhere out here amongst the waves and wild isolated islands there’s a piper being paid.
Follow my tracks in real-time: