Exellent blog entry, looks like you are having a great time.
To those reading, the import thing about cruising is not the storms. Those, and associated breakdowns and discomfort are just the price you pay to get to visit interesting places. Often the most interesting places, like the Falklands, have the highest 'admission' prices.
Finished the circumnavigation in early February in Grenada. Have to work on a book project for the next several months so the boat will be waiting for next year.