Good weather is still holding, clear skies all yesterday afternoon and into the night, clouded over after midnight with a few squalls just before dawn to interrupt our sleep rations. Wind E 15 - 20 now but 10 - 18 overnight, up and down and all around with the squalls. The squalls weren't bad but hard to tell on radar, just see the line of black marching towards us and prepare ourselves just in case, then wind drops out and we put sails all back out, then along comes the next one, sails reefed in again. At least we are not bored!! Still flying double reefed main, jib poled out to windward, got lots of southing in yesterday.
|only 4pm and it feels like dinner should have been ages ago|
Feels quite warm for Alaska and it hasn't encouraged any mountains to appear on the horizon but makes for a change. It will get dark very early tonight though, but the upside for me is that tomorrow morning when I come on for my second shift at 0530 I will only have to wait a little while before it gets light.