Walked around Marstrrand and just reveled in the confusion that the Swedish Match races were causing (didn't actually ever get over to watch a race). GGot caught up in the buying frenzy and spent over US$400 on some foul weather gear.
As we headed out of Marstrand the seas were getting very rough (swells aproaching 2 meters). There was some talk of turning around but we decided to risk it for an hour or so then make the call. Personaly I was more worried about trying to dock to boat in that wind than bucking the seas. Before we took off I was starting to regret buying the weather gear (I didn't really need it...), but ten minutes after clearing the harbor mouth I had no doubt that it was money well spent!
I wasn't feeling particularly well, but knew that I'd be Ok as long as I stayed on deck. Unfortunately as the night progressed the temperature droped and the driving rain ifinally provoked me into going down to the cabin and trying to sleep. It was a little like trying to sleeep in a washing machine and after less than a minute I realized there was no way I was going to be able to stay on the top bunk so I moved down to the larger bunk. Not sure how much sleep I got, but didn't get sick and didn't freeze to death so I'd call it a successful night.
[Wrote entry from notes: 19 September, 1998]