Not much happened during my watch, aside from some lightnings and far away thunder. And of course the lights from the big cruisers and merchant ships were visible.
At one a.m. it was my turn to sleep and I was grateful for that. According to our plotter, the ETA in Loano was 04.20h – perfect timing!
I woke up earlier than I had to, due to waves drumming on the boats hull…Apparently, the weather became worse. So I got dressed and went upstairs.
Patrik and a thunderstorm, roaring directly above us, greeted me when I entered the cockpit! GREAT!!
At least we could see the shore and its lights, but we were still 1.5 hours away from Loano. Boy, did we long for land!
It was time to place the fenders, which was my task. Just for a moment, a worrying thought crossed my mind, what if I fell overboard? Patrik wouldn’t have a chance to hear or see me in the water…. *gulp*
Anyway, I managed and returned safely to the cockpit. Only about 40 minutes left…
Finally, we were outside the marinas entrance and in the dark it looked a bit confusing at first, plus several yachts were anchoring outside. We just hoped that none of them had forgotten to switch on their anchor lights…