POS: 57*51,9 S 064*30,5 W
SOG: 4 kts
WND: SW 3 - 6 bft
Water temp: 7 *C
While writing this I just did start the engines for a bit. The wind died and we were rolling around with flapping sails on the swell of the previous wind. The strong wind kept blowing throughout the night. We did some serious healing in squalls, but the ship was ready. Short after midnight we closed the maindeck. All watertight doors were shut. It means that everybody has to come out for their watches through the wheelhouse. This gives the officers the chance to keep a close eye on everybodies well-being.
In the morning the wind slowly decreased a bit, so we did set some more sail again. This was taken down in the afternoon because of a new band of squalls with wind and rain. Still we were making good progress. With many adjustments to bracing and the course to steer. Till now. But it is predicted. So hopefully the next prediction will be right as well. A nice 20 knots of wind from the WSW. Perfect for some more sailing to the South Shetlands.
Yellow bucket wise: most are still in use, but the color on most faces is back. Breakfast was hardly attended, lunch a little better and now the evening meal attracted most of the people on board.
All will be well soon hopefully.