Getting an early start
It’s 9:22 AM and I’ve just started writing today’s blog entry. As is typical for us, and many other cruisers in the southern latitudes, we get an early start on the day. Although the sun has only been up for a few hours, Rebecca and I have already accomplished a fair amount. At least 30 minutes was spent this morning repairing a number of broken links on the blog and we’ve each worked out (although we often train together today we did so separately). The fluid levels in our battery bank have been checked and topped up and our windlass has been inspected to make sure it functions properly and had some preventative lubrication added to it (we’ve been stationary for a couple of weeks so it’s important to run things like that periodically).
Why start so early? In short order the sun will be high in the sky making it so warm that most of those jobs would be a lot less comfortable to do. We also prefer to get our work done early so that we can have the afternoons for recreation. This afternoon specifically will be the first of this season’s weekly volleyball games. Rebecca and I, along with three other cruisers, spent several hours last week giving the volleyball court some badly-needed TLC. Volleyball was a nice social get-together here last year as I anticipate it will be this season too. We’re looking forward to seeing some of our old buddies on the court as well as making some new friends.