The forecast was correct, we had 35 knots of wind today with breaking waves. It was a no-swim day and I slept in.
For the past month, I have been sleeping in a bunk instead of the “coffin”. We call the coffin a bunk that has a flat surface and half of its length is closed in. You have to slide your lower body inside a box. Because of the box, in the coffin the air is not circulating much, but on the positive side, your body rests on a flat surface.
On a regular bunk, your body lays on a curved surface which prevents it from rocking to much from side to side but you can never flatten your shoulders on the mattress.
Now that I sleep on the bunk, I get better air circulation, less rocking from side to side but I can’t relax my shoulders like I did when I slept on the coffin flat surface.
I had a rough night, I woke up every time a big wave hit the side of the boat and rocked her, this was accompanied by the noise of the water rushing through the deck.
The waves lifted, pulled and pushed our 50 tons living space like a kid playing with his toy in a bathtub.
This weather is forecasted to last two days.
Today I wasn’t able to make any progress to get closer to our next milestone: 1000 nautical miles from the Japanese coast. And it looks like tomorrow won’t be the day either.