18 Apr Once More Into the Breach
Once More Into the Breach
The only warning of what is to come is the perfect weather. The model forecast is calling for 40 knots and 10-11m seas. The sun and diamond splashed sea are a cruel joke played by the South Tasman Sea on unsuspecting folk from the Northern Hemisphere.
The main is once again storm-lashed and the deck secured for heavy weather. Same down below the only difference being I didn’t have to do anything down below. I never got a chance to return things back to normal. I am getting the sense that I need a new standard for normal.
Once clear of South East Cape, the strategy is to head Northeast and seek a bit of shelter in the lee of the Tasmanian land mass. Heading East somewhat in the lee of Tasmania should keep me out of the largest seas and strongest winds South and East of Tasmania.
For now, it’s fingers crossed that the forecast models have the low chasing me move further South and/or moderate. Both might be too much to hope for.
Once more into the breach. The Tasman wants one last kick at the can. We, if there was any doubt, are that can.
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