October 2nd 1982

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Palm trees on the Cook Islands

Not much of a change really.  The weather was still pretty miserable.  Not that it rained a great deal, but the wind was so strong, + consequently the seas so heavy, that we had to keep hauling in the jib + laying to, ie just sitting there.  About the only good news we got was that West Ham had beaten Arsenal 3-2 away.  Maravilloso.  Apart from that I slept some, + cooked bangers + mash + a sort of ratatouille – very tasty.  I enjoy working in the galley even in heavy seas.  Other good news is no watch-keeping tonight, not even of a “ get up and have a quick look round” variety.  Do hope the weather picks up tomorrow tho’ – I am anxious to get on.

Photos for a while will be of postcards we sent back home at around this time – though obviously not from the boat – that would have to wait. And for longer than we had hoped, with the weather seeming to alternate between dead calm and raging storms… neither of which were carrying us any closer to New Zealand. But since there was nothing we could do about it…

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