A tropical depression has developed directly north of us in an area we thankfully passed 2 days ago but it has caused havoc with the winds in our area. The wind has veered to the Soutwest and increased which is exactly in the direction we need to go. The resulting change in wind has kicked up a very confused sea creating waves that seem to come from every direction with no rhythm making the sailing very frustrating. Currently we can only sail in either a Northwest or Southeast direction, both of which we lose ground. Brutal. We are both very tired.
The wind has calmed down and steadied although it is still from the South-Southwest and is not very favorable. At least we can sail in calmer seas and are not losing ground. We also both had a good night sleep. We are working so hard to get to the equator. It seems that once we get there we will be in the clear.