Eleven hours at sea. Sailing and motoring, as the wind was coming from our destination, so had to tack to get there. It would have meant not making it by the time a storm hits or nightfall if we sailed the whole way. It was beautiful winds for sailing – between 15 and 20 knots and we loved it.
It does not seem like you are doing much, but being exposed to the elements, being at the helm for many hours at a time, working the sails, is exhausting and after 11 hours, John and I were both beat! The sea was also bumpy into the wind, so even motoring was a lot of work.
Luckily, we made it to Korcula Town before the storm hit. No sooner are we tied up when a massive storm with impressive lightning, thunder and heavy rain goes on for hours. We go out late while it is still raining to find anywhere open for a quick meal. There is water everywhere and we slush our way through the town and finally find a place open.
As soon as my head hits the pillow, I am dead to the world and the storm that rages all night, apparently.