While Belzebub is wrestling through the waves and rough weather of the North Atlantic life onboard is getting complicated. The constant heeling and rolling turns everyday chores like cooking, dressing or going to the toilet into small projects that need to be planned in order to save strength. The berths are the only place onboard where we can relax from constantly compensating for the movement of the rough seas so even if it is hard to sleep we spend most of our time off watch lying down. We are moving into energy saving mode where we only exert ourselves for the most vital tasks. When thing needs to be done on deck the energy comes with adrenaline but the fatigue returns even harder after.
We are trying to eat as mush as possible and the locker where we keep our heavy weather food along with the 50 bars of chocolate is running low since its just to complicated to cook a proper meal and we are getting lazier and lazier each day. Due to rain and fog everything is soaked or moist including sleeping bags and long johns. But even in such challenging conditions it is still amazing to see how the boat is battling against the waves with water constantly spraying over the windscreen. we are also having a good time complain and making jokes about “our misery”. The weather file has promised better weather in the near future and we cant wait to see the sun again.