Because the seas are building to 8-10 feet, we are going to move to another location to see if we can get in the lee and get samples done. There is a large front off the east coast and it's causing some rough weather here. With the gear swinging back and forth on the deck when we deploy off the J frame, it makes things a bit dicey for being able to work. Anyway, there may be a port call in Miami on Friday but whether or not we can get all the stations done will be the deciding factor.
It's okay with me although I was hoping for a lobster dinner. There is also a scientist on board who looks like Hemingway and we were telling him that he would have aced the Hemingway lookalike contest. Guess we'll have to save that for a later date.
It's a good feeling to be nestled in my bunk after a long watch and hear the waves slamming against the hull. For some reason, the rocking and the waves lull me. After breakfast this morning, I sat on the 01 deck and watched the wild seas. Beautiful, chaotic and violent--quite contradictory in so many ways.
The little wren on board is save and living under one of the rescue boats. I don't imagine the little bird is venturing forth in the fresh breeze that's blowing.
Yesterday we were off Loggerhead Key and Fort Jefferson in the Tortugas. There was a rain shower and I got some beautiful photos of the sun rays coming through the clouds with the rain shower underneath. It reminds me of how our lives are: some rain but always that bright ray of hope that shines through. I'm happy and content. Life today is very good.