Position: 18º 43.08′ S 70º 25.89′ E
Today I ventured outside of my own volition (I was outside during the night to fulfill my skipperly duties). The air had that crisp, chill smell, like an autumn night, and I was struck by the realization that this must be some of the most rarefied and pure air in the world. Even the places where the wind developed are pristine, unadulterated by humans and our pollution. I breathed deeply sensing that I might never breathe quite so clean again.
It’s eased up a bit today. The sea is mighty and impressive, but it’s all coming from the same direction for once, and the wind has at followed suit. Spirits are high aboard, though the officers may be a bit challenged keeping order in the ranks. This too shall pass.
All is well.