A Bad Day
As promissed earlier, I said I'd write up 'a bad day'. Well, it goes a little like this:
21:00 Turned into the wind to start making the approach to Halley. The barometer neared the bottom of its scale as the bow hammered into on-coming waves sending the pitch-meter from one extreme to the other.
02:00 Getting thrown arround the cabin. Everything moving and creaking. Put loose objects in draws. Doze a little
04:00 Wake to everything creaking. Tighten screws with Leatherman and put on headphones. Listen to music for an hour.
06:00 Things calm down a bit. Fall asleep.
06:45 Watch alarm goes off as I'm on gash (kitchen duties). Stumble downstairs and force down coffee.
07:30 Tamsin says I look rough, offers to cover and orders me back to bed.
09:00 Back downstairs for a briefing. Manage to stay awake, just.
10:00 - 12:00 More precious, precious sleep.
12:00 Do the XBT experiment on the back deck. Feeling better now and rejoin the gash-team
13:30 Well earned afternoon nap
17:30 Wake up naturaly and feel human again. Come down to find a flat sea and the Christmas decorations up.
A bad day in the office.