Turtle Islands and nightmare squalls

When a second squall followed behind the first, all six rally boats turned 180 degrees and were pushed towards the reef. Boats began dragging in the soft sand and one of our number motored deeper to escape the danger.

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A night and day of rolling squalls

With lightning displays at every point of the compass, we both stayed on watch throughout the night. Before dawn we’d had enough, those three squalls and the ones that followed had sapped our energy.

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