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Friday, April 9, 2010

Thursday 18th March 2010

Rough, cold night last night – not stormy but a very decent swell and wind. And cold! Cold wind and spray over the bow and occasionally the stern made for an unpleasant night and by about midnight we decided to bunk down and sleep, getting up to do regular checks. Slept on the couch in the saloon in wet weather gear (which we’d hoped we’d never have to wear again after last trip) as it was too much hassle getting it all on before each check. Stu was on a makeshift ‘bed’ using the cockpit cushions on the floor, letting me have the couch and spare doona until I realised through my tired brain that the poor boy must be freezing (even though he kept saying that he was fine!) and I made him curl up on the other end of the couch under the doona. Made for a cramped but warm and relatively comfortable night, considering the conditions!

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