Crew members of Turn the Tide on Plastics take advantage of the rain to have a shower on deck during the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from Lisbon to Cape Town. Photograph:  	Sam Greenfield/Volvo Ocean Race

King Neptune came to claim his dues for the first-timers disrespecting his domain

The Turn the Tide on Plastic boat is hit by a wave at the start of leg two of the Volvo Ocean Race from Lisbon to Cape Town. Photo: Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race

Sleeping on saturated pillows has become as constant as the howling winds and waves

Annalise Murphy on board  Turn the Tide on Plastic during leg one of the Volvo Ocean Race. Photograph:   Jen Edney/Volvo Ocean Race

Getting the first leg out of the way has helped banish doubts I had about undertaking an ocean race

Annalise Murphy on board Turn the Tide on Plastic during Stage One  of the Volvo Ocean Race from Alicante to Lisbon. Photograph: Jen Edney/Volvo Ocean Race

When the boat is fully powered up in 30 knots of wind on the Atlantic it’s pretty amazing

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