Mépris pour les nuages

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Blog d'Amory : étape 6, jour 9

POSITION: 330 miles à l'est de Cavenne, Guyane française
VITESSE DU VENT : 2 7 nœuds
VITESSE DU BATEAU : 2 38 nœuds
CAP : 278 degrés

On déteste toujours autant les nuages. On les déteste, même ceux qui sont jolis. Ils ruinent nos journées et hantent nos nuits, et ils ont remis ça. La tache verte massive et inévitable que l'on aperçoit sur le radar et les ombres sinistres qui se dessinent à l'horizon indiquent un danger imminent, mais rien ne peut nous préparer à cette fin déchirante une fois la tempête passée : elle nous a pris notre vent, nos espoirs, et aujourd'hui, notre avance si difficilement obtenue.

After the last dose of calm calamity cut our advantage from 35 miles to 5, we extended on the trailing pair to see the margin of comfort return to the 30s. But yesterday was tough, and we spent much of it dodging rain on the horizon. Again our lead shrank. And now one final and frantic squall has left us virtually even with CAMPER and Telefónica. Not very encouraging, but nonetheless, it's back to the task at hand.

We again find ourselves moving food, spares, sails, and personal gear to the front of the boat in just 2 knots of wind, praying something will fill our sad sails and get us the blazes out of here. We're all up and we've literally gone through every sail on the boat during the last hour, but it's done nothing to prolong the inevitable. There's not enough wind to justify unfurling a jib, so we sit, floundering under main only, keel canted to one side to prevent the boom from sweeping uncontrollably across the deck.

Okay, moving on. I'm tired of talking about clouds, tired of thinking about clouds. Just hate 'em! Going to go make some coffee for the fellas as it's looking like it will be a long and crummy night. Thankfully, tomorrow is another day!

- Amory

Amory Ross

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