Leg 8 / Day 2 (Monday)
Courtney says: Despite the crashing waves, heavy wind and freezing water, I feel fine and am enjoying (almost) every minute. Unfortunately, I’ve missed seeing dolphins and the army shooting at us but I did see millions of stars last night and I’m glad I chose to go on the Duet.
Josh L says: Wow! Mad day today. Sea sickness hit us all. With my start of the day hugging the bucket. I could have gone home then and there. But after going above deck, I felt SO much better! As everyone stayed below deck trying to keep their stomach contents, I kept watch above deck rolling around on roller coaster waves. Finally anchored up early hours. The highlight of my day, however, was being shot at by the ministry of defence as we sailed around the coast.
Lauren says: Day 2 was damn rough! I spent most of the day sleeping and throwing up! I haven’t felt so ill in my entire life. But, as we sailed into Dale lake, (I think that’s what it was called…) I recovered enough to have something to eat. Cheese sandwiches. Win! Before going to bed we all went up on deck to finish clearing up and I’m glad I ventured out. The air helped and the night was gorgeous! Stars out above the ocean look prettier than they do at home. J Only downer other than being extremely ill, is I missed seeing the dolphins and the ministry of defence shooting at us! L
Josh S says: started off the day in OxwichBay. Water was fairy calm but I was still sick though. Then we sailed from Oxwich to Milford Haven. After spending two hours on deck I was absolutely soaked and freezing. I then spent what seemed like minutes but was actually hours below deck being sick and trying to sleep. Finally we made it to Milford Haven at 2 in the morning, where we anchored and finally slept.
Luke says: It was a very wet and cold and I was sick whenever I went below deck but as the day went on it got better and better. First it started with the dolphins coming up to the boat, then the MoD firing at us. It was just very cold on deck doing an hour shift. When we finally anchored down, it was a beautiful night with all the stars and lights.
Jessie says: OMG! The waves are crazy! Being sick, wet and cold is not fun at all!! The boat does not stop rocking and almost everyone has been sick, not fun!!! On the bright side, I saw dolphins and we got shot at by the army. The boat is nice at midnight. All the stars were out and the water was much calmer. I haven’t eaten today, only an apple and warm water. All my stuff is soaking wet, so it’s a cold wet night for all. I wish I was home!
Phil says: What a day The sea was crazy! A huge swell and lots and lots of sick. Only myself and Courtney was not sick but the smell of saucepans and buckets full of the stuff was horrific.On deck it was amazing. The dolphins came to say hello and the gannets were dive bombing for food. Talking about bombing, the MoD gave us a very close firework display with missiles and bombs, which kept us on our toes.The lights of Milford Haven were upon us and the feeling of relief was immense. It seemed to takeages to get in though. Cheese sandwiches were served at 3am and a very,very wet bed awaited. Phew!!!