1st January 2002
New Year’s Day
I woke up and felt okay, if a bit jaded. I went up on the bridge to watch the haul and saw two sperm whales. A good start to a New Year. The weather changed from a snow blizzard to sunshine in about 30 seconds. The sun has been bright and crisp all day and it feels like a brand new year. It is bitterly cold.
After a lunch watching The Jungle Book I went back to bed with the hangover catching up on me a bit. The snow came back in the late afternoon and began to stick. At some points it fell so heavily that from the bridge it was hard to make out the stern.