Played vic three hours on watch last night. Painted anchor winch with Chas this morning and then got my pictures straightened out this afternoon.

The current is still very bad – only fifty-one miles to noon today.

Clint had better take care. His actions and attitude towards Nora and their continual love-fests on watch are disgusting. The way he shelves work onto the watch is going to get him into trouble sooner or later.

Developed an ache in my left ear last night, so Doc took a gander today. Besides some wax he found some puss in an inflamed spot. Squirted gunk and medicine in and cleared it a little, but puss remains.