Rainy Days and Mondays always get me down

Actually its Saturday. Last night it started to rain and has continued since. The forecast is for several more days of rain as a slow moving front passes. Not much fun. Going on shore just means spending money to sit in a restaurant. Wind has been up and down. When up, not terribly comfortable on Reboot. I will make a trip in tomorrow to do some shopping if there is a break in the rain.XO has been very needy. Lots of pacing and vocalizations unless I lay down in the bunk. Then he cuddles and falls asleep. I have been putting gel in his eyes to clear a minor infection. It must be helping. He just quietly lays on his back and lets me do it. Fair winds and following seas 🙂

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A long rainy day. Mostly a continous heavy mirt with periods of actual rain. We are in battery conservation mode as the solar panels are not doing much charging. We could run the engine but that uses fuel. My preference is to arrive at our destination with full fuel tanks. That way they are available in an emergency. We are at S 03* 50 W 92* 59 doing about 5 knots under overcast skys. It is 3 am local and I, Captain Roger, am standing watch. XO has just arrived in the cockpit for head butts and has now curled up next to me. Rookie came off watch an hour ago and is sleeping in the cockpit. Davyd is asleep below. The watches on Reboot are of variable length. From 10 pm to 4 am they are 2 hours long with 3 hour “shoulder” watches and 4 hour watches during the day. We find the short night watches easier to stand. Fair winds and following seas 🙂 Please note your reply is limited to 160 Latin characters or approximately 135 for non-Latin characters. Sent via Inmarsat. The mobile satellite