Wrote more letters this morning – twenty-three so far with a few more to come. Twenty-one cards also.

Went aloft and sewed a seam in the topsail for an hour, sitting on the top peak block and putting my feet on a brail. Very comfortable for awhile, but my ass sure got sore after awhile. Fresh water shower for the gang just before chow, but I was asleep and got mine afterwards. Also shaved.

Dogged watches at last and I now go on the 8-12. Only nine more weeks to go.