Our 4th and Final Gale
Reindeer's 1976 Transatlantic Crossing
June 23-25, 1976
Blog Entry #13
This last storm did not really feel any different than the last 7 days. In fact, I hardly knew the difference in the four storms. The only variation appeared to be the wind which had subsided 20 knots or so 3 times and then piped up to hurricane force winds and waves 4 times. The waves were perpetual. The crew was so occupied with the daily chores of watch duty, eating and sleeping that we barely realized the roller coaster had any smoother seas and calmer conditions. We had become so acclimated to our situation and surroundings, we were numb by June 23rd.
The warming temps started to give the crew some hope that land would appear soon, hopefully in a formation named Iceland.