Being out on anchor, my usually strange sleep patterns have taken a not so fun direction. On land they tend not to be a problem, I sleep a bit, go up and sit on the computer until I get tired again and back to sleep. But on Trusty where I can’t do that I read a lot. The big problem with being on anchor is that I can’t really relax, I get up, make sure we haven’t dragged, check on our batteries, look over the anchor chain and other small things and then I go back to reading. Good way to fall asleep is to read a bad book but that is no fun and I’d rather read a good one.
Now if the weather turn a bit windy my sleep tend to disappear completely. My brain gives me one hour and then it’s back to reading. Out on the sea I sleep better, sure I wake up every 3 hours but I go back to sleep knowing that the boat is sailing and I’m not on watch therefore not my problem but on anchor I can’t be on or off watch.
Good thing that we’ve anchored in English Harbour now, with two anchors out and only mangroves around us I realized that I sleep. For the first time in forever I’ve slept a full night, not even on land before we left I actually slept a whole night in a long time but anchored in the mud I sleep better then I should be allowed to. There are no waves, not much wind, no other boats than can drag into us and we have no one behind us. I actually find myself fully rested now. That’s not good, how will my body cope with that?
I give you some pictures in this post showing of some of the boats that are in the Yacht club, most of the classics have left but the price tag’s still quite hefty.