Thursday, September 14, 2006
Survive The Savage Sea
Just to keep you all informed, I have the latest report from my father's sailing trip. Currently, Norfinn is blasting towards San Francisco at an alarming rate. The waves are absolutely huge, the wind whipping up the swells as the weather pushes them south. In fact, tomorrow they should be in San Fran...and they've only been gone 4 days!
But despite this advantage, things on the Norfinn arent looking too friendly. The microwave has decided to dislodge itself from the wall, the waves are too high and too rough for them to use autopilot...the crew haven't eaten since its too rough to make any food, let along keep it down. And I suppose its not easy to sleep in that kind of situation. They called into Ventura, California, to see if they could seek a safe harbour for the night but the Coastgaurd said it was way too dangerous for them to come in. And to think I almost went on this trip at the last minute...
But on the plus side, they should be sailing (floundering?) underneath the Golden Gate Bridge tomorrow afternoon, hopefully safe and sound.