Friday, October 28, 2016

Underway, October 28th, 519 utc

It rained all night with accompanying wind shifts so that was no fun.  It did really bring to mind how much the weather has changed. I already mentioned that island weather and ocean weather are different. I am only 360 nautical miles south of Fiji and the change has been quite dramatic. In Fiji it would get to 95 degrees inside Reboot. By 10 AM I was sweating profusely and done for the day. I was constantly battling with mosquitos and flies. The only redeeming grace was sitting in the bar in the breeze as the sun went down, lathered up of course with bug spray. I would wake up each morning wringing wet. Now it is in the low 70's in the day and high 60's at night. Working in the cockpit at night requires warm clothing to combat the wind chill. It is a sailboat and it is usually blowing 15 to 20 knots in the cockpit.

The skies cleared by midday and the dampness started to disappear. The nicer weather got me in task mode. I cleaned the toilets this morning. It is only XO and me but I had high hopes. He looked at me with a "really? and meowed.  No help from that quarter. Then he looked at his box. Yes, I did that too. I do it every day.

The rest of the day was electronic central. I did some work on iTunes. There must be a manifest file because it is showing a lot of songs that are not on the computer. Then I did some more rtfm on my keyboard (a Yamaha PSR-S970) and practiced a bit. I am in high frustration mode. Years ago I was quite ok. Now I struggle every day.

Fair winds and following seas :)

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