Sun 11 Oct 2009 12:37
Course: South sou' west, Speed 1.5 knots
Wind: Northeast, light air
Weather: Partly cloudy, warm
Day's Run: 91
This is really frustrating! We got off to a flying start with a nice fresh following breeze but overnight the wind gradually faded and has left us once more wallowing in residual sloppy seas - truly enough to stretch any mortals mental equanimity, and I am the most mortal of mortals.
And the novel I am reading is trying my patience as well, so not a good combination. Why is it that literary critics love the most boring, long winded, slow moving rubbish. Proust will change your life, so I have read. I really can't see it but I persist. Like my circumnavigation, I hate starting something and not finishing it.
All is well.
Last night was very uncomfortable to say the least. We were rolling around all over the place, it was warm and stuffy and it was very difficult to find a comfortable place to sleep. I tried the V-berth, that was moving around way too much and with the fore hatch closed is very stuffy in warm conditions. I tried the settee berth, I had to share that with the skipper and he was up and down all the time and it was also too warm. So I ended up having to make do on the dinette settee, not ideal as I had to spread my paws to keep a good grip not to slide off. And the noise was not very conducive to my vocation either, things rattling around and waves thumping against the boat. A most unsatisfactory night. The skipper has vacated the settee berth so catching up a bit now . . . . Zzzzzzz.