To continue the saga of the kiss with the Buoy and having to go back to port to check on status of the hit, after a few hours we went back out to the English Channel.
The weather was great, sailing was super and most were having a great day. However the dreaded seasickness monster had come to visit the boat. That evening part of my duty was to wash the decks after others had not made it to the edge fast enough. All was going well and I was still enjoying the privilege of feeling great.
Well, Wednesday was my day on Mother Watch (the persons who cook the food, clean the galley (kitchen area), send up tea and biscuits and snacks all day). All was great as I was up at 6am boiling water to make porridge, coffee and tea. Had awakened my duty partner, Imre, and then it hit. I was attacked by the green monster. The next 18 hours was getting things done, laying down and hoping all would be calm and getting back up to help. Imre was great and a good cook as well. I turned into an excellent dishwasher in between bouts of ill feeling. A few times we were able to get up on deck and see what was happening. That was a true breath of fresh air. Who would think that such a pleasant place would cause so much stress?
Thursday I was feeling great. Could it have been the Mother Watch duty? I don’t think so as only 3 of the 18 on the boat escaped the Green monster.