Endorphins are released during pleasurable activities such as dancing, sailing and eating. They help relieve pain, reduce stress and improve your sense of well-being, just like dolphins!
This storm was vicious, blowing from the west directly into the harbour. We were safe, but the fishing boats began to drag towards us.
Boat maintenance rumbled on, Jamie grumbled on. The fridge failed, and B&G is really rubbish. Then 35kts of wind and breaking waves in the dark had two boats dragging anchor and shooting off into the night.
That gale, with winds over 30kts, was going to bring a swell into the bay which would whip round the headland and come straight at us.
We started off from remote Tambisan on a clear day, but as we neared our destination a squall developed, rapidly turning into a storm with gale force winds.
We’ve sailed a lot of miles through many a lightning storm, but this was our biggest and longest in 13 years of sailing Esper. It was relentless, at times the lightning bolts were coming every 10 seconds.