Conditions continue rough and windy. Still gusting 35 knots. But at least we managed to stay sunny side up last night (or should that be “moonlit side up”?). The lockers are all still leaking like mad, but I’ve decided not to pump out the ones that are now empty. Having that extra weight down low is helping Sedna stay upright.
I finally fixed the problem of how to attach a lanyard to the replacement bedpan after the old one got smashed to smithereens. My hand drill has seized up with rust so I couldn’t use that to drill a hole, so instead I used duct tape. I wrapped it several times around the bedpan base, and on one of the circuits I fashioned a loop out of the tape before continuing with the wrapping. Duct tape to the rescue once again! Marvelous stuff.
According to the forecast, I’ve got another night, day, and night of these conditions. Then it starts to calm down a bit. Phewee. The cabin is getting very damp and unpleasant. All my rowing clothes are wet. Water drips onto the foot of my sleeping bag. I haven’t had a hot meal for a couple of days because it’s simply unfeasible to juggle mugs and stove. And the constant roar of the wind is driving me a bit crazy. I can’t wait for some calmer weather so I can relax and dry out.
Susie – thanks for the mention on the Mutt Comics site. Appreciated!
Stephen Stewart – I met Dr Curtis Ebbesmeyer in Seattle a few years ago. Great guy. His work in tracking plastic bath toys and Nike sneakers taught us a lot about ocean currents – but unfortunately not how to make them flow the way I want them to!
Art Schiff – great to hear from you, gym buddy! Hope to see you in London in 2012 for the Olympics, if not before!
Quote for the day: “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” (Martin Luther King)
Sponsored Miles: Thank you Dan Peschio and Gillian Colledge – as Roz continues to move forwards, about thirty miles since yesterday morning.