Last night was very rough…. Just like I like it! I sleep so well when the ship is rocking and rolling. A lot of people didn’t fair as well. Many people had a sleepless night. This was particularly true of those in the very front of the ship. When I woke early this morning we had 30 Kt winds and 20 ft seas but…… it was sunny! I went topside and was bronzing by 0715 this morning. The gaining and extra night every night is making it difficult to sleep in until at least 0700. I spent about 7 hours out in the sun today, going in for brief stints if some particularly egregious cloud would come by…. All in all it was a fabulous day. We keep lucking out, I hope (knock on wood) it continues. I do hope it warms up soon. Bronzing in these conditions is getting more and more difficult. As a professional tanologist I am obligated to continue on despite the conditions. Otherwise, I may as well move to Canada with my very, very pale friends…. I am now 14 hours ahead of the East coast. I think we gain at least one more hour before we get to Hakodate, Japan.