Solo sailing blog: A hairy couple of days

Alex Thomson

After a hairy couple of days with really big gusts and strong winds, it has calmed down a lot now and the breeze is down considerably this morning. I just hope that it holds out long enough for me to get to the Eastern end of the ice gate. The calmer weather will allow me to get back to work on my hydro generator which is still causing me problems. It’s starting to feel as though they are going to plague me all the way around the world, so I hope this lull in the weather today will give me a chance to get it sorted once and for all!

The conditions are much better on board this morning than yesterday, I’m really relieved to be clear of the ice zone which I have been in for the past couple of days, it’s very stressful knowing there are icebergs in the vicinity. After gybing North yesterday and passing the areas of ice I was able to get a couple hours sleep last night, which was good.

Being this far south it’s definitely starting to get cold on-board, for the first time last night I had to get out the heavy duty sleeping bag.

It was great to do my live interview with the BBC first thing this morning, and I really like hearing all the feedback via Twitter @AlexThomson99 follow me for the latest news.

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