Update 19 October 0600
I'm still a bit under the weather, haven't been able to get any sleep just yet. The weather's very tricky, plenty of big holes in the breeze, and lots of work; reefing and unreefing and changing the big front sails.
Ironically, one of my super eco-friendly hydrogenerators - the tools that will allow me to sail around the world without burning fossil fuels - caught a plastic trash bag and needed some repairs to the system that holds it down. But we're good for the moment with a temp fix.
It is definitely a bit strange, getting back in the groove after so long away from solo racing, but lots of work aboard keeps my mind off shore side life, and things will settle in soon. Looking forward to being more at home out here!
Love to all of you guys, thanks for checking in.
[photos from Luiz Kahl; www.intercreate.com]