A real sleep

All those months of cold weather disturbed my sleep pattern. Because it was so cold, we got in the habit of going to bed ridiculously early just so we could warm up swaddled in every blanket on the boat. Even though we both lay awake reading for a while, it still meant that I woke up before dawn every morning because my body had enough sleep.

Now that we’re in warmer weather you’d think we’d enjoy sitting in the cockpit until late in the evening, but not so much. I still start to get droopy by eight o’clock and still wake up around four in the morning. It’s crazy, and not so good for socializing. Last night I was determined to stay up until at least ten, hoping I could sleep until sunrise. I made it until 9:30 before I really had to go lie down, but I did sleep straight through until 6:30 this morning, just as the sky was lightening.


For the first time in recent memory I made coffee in natural light, then dragged my yoga mat onto the dewy foredeck for a few sun salutations and other stretching. Jack got up around eight and he and Izzy took the sun in the cockpit. It’s a lovely morning.

I think I’ll be able to make it past ten o’clock tonight.


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  1. Anita

    ahh, what a life you three have. Glad the weather is cooperating. I look forward to hearing of your plans to make it to the pacific.

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