Just as we were about to head out yesterday evening, the sky darkened and lightning started flashing in the wider area around us.
Lightning is not necessarily deadly to sailors even if it hits the boat. But you will almost certainly lose most of your electronics. And you might end up with a hole in your boat. That's not so good.
I'm not as freaked out by lightning as many sailors, but we stayed in port because I didn't want to write a blog about a disaster that started with "we headed out into a lightning storm."
So now we expect to arrive saturday. Taylor is a refreshingly bright, conversant young man who is entertaining us with his wild stories of hitch hiking through northern Iraq, And every "Stan" including Pakistan, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan.