The wind and waves picked up once I started to cross the 50nm stretch of the Gulf Stream. I would say the waves were disorganized and the sailing would be smooth until two or three waves joined up as a team and whacked the side of the boat, cause some spray but also a significant heel. Since the wind was directly behind me and I did not want to go forward to rig a preventer, I had short sails and the engine running - but this meant that the boat would roll both ways. All in all only one of my glasses broke in the wash cycle so it wasn't that bad. I'm now in the water on the far side of the gulf stream at 12:00 local time but the winds have picked up to 20 knots and there's still a good swell running so I won't be making any hot food for a bit since even the gimballed stove has it's limits.
In the end hunger won out and I used attachments to fix a pot on the stove and made 2 Bratwürste with a microwaved potato for dinner.

Calm waters off North Carolina I'm motoring along the coast of North Carolina, just off the 3-mile line, heading towards Cape Hatteras
(2020-01-27 00:15:06 NIKON D850 with a "24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/13.0, 1/60s] ISO 64)
Calm waters off North Carolina
Cape Hatterras sunset Calm seas as I depart the North Carolina coastline and head across the Gulf Stream and from there down the Atlantic and Sargasso Sea
(2020-01-27 00:15:06 NIKON D850 with a "24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/13.0, 1/60s] ISO 64)
Cape Hatterras sunset
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