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Reisverslag First sailing trip with Great Shearwater
24 november 2016
First sailing trip with Great Shearwater
On Tuesday (Nov 22) the strong wind and rain were finally over. With one storm past us and another one coming a few days later, it became clear that we should either leave that same day, or wait for another week. Preparations were made quickly: buying food, selecting the correct navigational charts, cleaning up inside, getting the ship ready to sail. And off we went!
The swell (long waves, remnants of waves created earlier by the wind) had decreased immensely compared to the days before, but was still something to get used to. I did not manage to do so yet. The first few hours I was fine, but from the moment I got up for my first watch till the moment we entered our next harbour 18 hours later I've been puking my guts out.
The plan was to sail to Mohammedia, but early in the morning on Wednesday we changed course to Asilah, the nearest harbour at that point. Asilah is described in the pilot (a book with information about harbours) as a tricky harbour to enter with swell or strong winds from the west. We took the chance and were lucky to arrive before the heavy weather.
Asilah is a small port, mainly for a fleet of small fishing boats. It is not a port of entry, so we could not get our passports stamped. Getting our stamps turned into quite an adventure, but more about that later!
Till the next blog!
PS. Internet access is not as available as I had thought, so please wait patiently for the next one!
PPS. To all people who replied to my last post, thank you! I enjoy reading your messages!
@Ineke&Wim, de proviand zit vooral onder de banken, in de 'schuur' ligt de bijboot e.d.
@Henk, inderdaad een nieuw avontuur! Zodra er foto's online komen zul je wel zien dat ik een aandenken aan de Emotion/Flevomarina bij me heb ;).
@pa, we horen graag meer avonturen van de verdwaalde scheepshond!! :)
6 december 2016 18:13 | Door: Pim
Pas na een uur of 48 gaat je lichaam wennen aan golfslag en dat soort dingen, dus die 18 uur moet je ook niet teveel van verwachten. ;)
8 december 2016 19:23 | Door: Marieke
Ha meis! Spannende avonturen beleef je allemaal, leuk om te lezen! Veel reisplezier en een behouden vaart xxx