We left Izena with a wind/weather/sea forecast that promised to be good.
As we moved away from a lee-shore concrete wall, there was little wind. Out at sea, as soon as the sails were up...the bumping and jumping started. First due to a fat squall with some lightning and plenty of rain and then plenty of wind. Just on the beam, that was good enough so we could lay our course for Amami.
BUT did the seas built up. Nasty 3~4 meter waves.
With the cockpit curtains down we were mostly comfy, but the going became rough. Lots and lots a waves jumping on deck etc.
Turned out that JMA issued a "high waves and thunder storms" warning for our area...
And ...That weather system did develop into a TD ( early stage of a typhoon)..moving SW (away from us) and later in the week...it's coming back to us!
Anyway, after 14 hours Alishan found shelter in the lee of Amami and we decided not to move further on..just let Alishan drift for the remaining nite-hours. Next morning with first daylight we moved on to Koniya. Where we first anchored for some R & R. Later in the afternoon we moved to:
28° 08' 720 N
129° 18' 600 N
red circle is Koniya.