Looks like a quiet night over the Gulf of Carpenteria, 2nd night out
Report from Chris Cunningham:
Freya called at 6:45 am, Sunday (Australian time). Conditions overnight were good. She drifted a few kilometers, like the previous night making progress in the right direction. She said with her Thermarest pad rolled out on the aft deck she was “very comfortable” and “slept great.” She awoke this morning “full of energy.”
…yes, why not getting some quality sleep? As long as the water is calm, no problem. Like in the second night. The first one was a bit odd, starting quiet, but waking then at night with a surprised look on the swell, telling me it’s NOT gonna be too easy the next nights…
If you wake up after some quality sleep, you are just starting another normal paddling day. If you feel some sleep deprivation, you start slightly to halluzinate, hearing sound louder than normal, the water is “talking”. Time to get more and better rest…so far, so good after the second night out!
Checking the nights drift on the GPS every few hours is a reasonable chore, as you don’t want to wake up being drifted backwards or off course too much. The first night I got 10 km free ride without drifting a single degree off course! Perfect…the second night it was only 4 km, still on course.. but no need for the sea anchor yet.