July 1, Saturday : 6:48 a.m. - Usires recording - helm.
Mostly clear, with some clouds: winds WSW 1 knot - 1 knot E.
Cleared Amber Harbor with morning tide and usual harbor pilot.
Sun has no right to be so bright and happy. Pilot away safely.
Same: wind WSW 2 knots - 1.5 knots E to N.
Tacked to begin gamma patrol, as ordered: cleared past shallows.
Slow going, lack of wind.
No longer facing into blasted sun.
Same: wind WSW 8 knots - 5 knots N.
Wind rising, finally.
Same: wind WSW 15 knots - 12 knots N to NNE.
Fog to starboard 25 degrees - veering to investigate.
Same: wind WSW 16 knots - 13 knots NNE to NNW.
Burned off - nothing unusual.
Same: winds WSW 16 knots - 11 knots NNW.
Day watch aloft.
Clear cloudless - have building winds: winds SW 21 knots - 16 knots NNW to N.
Mark - Valley Garnath - gray as Kvalnir and armor I wear.
Same: winds SW 22 knots - 17 knots N to NE.
Mark - Cabra lighthouse - all's well - weaponless lonely place.
Cloudless, hot, hazy: winds SW 23 knots - 22 knots NE.
Sailor Holmes dismissed, quarantined 'til recovers from flu - extra half
shift scrubbing next liberty - failure to report illness before possible
contamination - acknowledged willingness to work ill. Fortunately he had
little contact with rest of crew last twelve hours. One less sword in an
emergency - too weak.
Same: winds SW 22 knots - 22 knots NE.
Afternoon watch aloft.
First mate to take control.
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