Ocean Classroom 2020: Day 59

Ocean Classroom 2020: Day 59

Voyaging to Savannah, GA

Dylan

Friday, November 6, 2020 

We sailed through some rough weather on our way to Savannah, Georgia. We we’re a bit bummed to hear that there’s a hurricane building around Cuba and it’s preventing us from heading south. We were originally headed for Charleston but the wind wasn’t in our favor so we changed our course. We’re wondering where we will end up with the frequent change in weather. We’re trying to stay positive but the weather has been crazy! We sailed through high wind and waves which was a wild time. The boat was rocking so much that things were flying out from their place, due to a lack a sea stowing. Some people got sea sick as well. I didn’t sleep very much because I kept getting shook awake by the crashing waves. From my bunk I could hear the swells crashing over the bow all throughout the night. When it was my turn for watch I had a lot of fun though. I was forward lookout when it was really nasty and I purposefully stood forward to be in the sea spray and feel the waves even more. It was so much fun with the pouring rain and the waves splashing me while trying to keep my balance. It felt awesome and I kept reminding myself that the way I see it is that in weather like this you can either be miserable or have fun- which we all chose to do! Now we are just trying to stay dry and the time being to make it to Savannah safe and sound.

*more photos to come!