Week 3 - Day 1 - 886 days to go

Posted on: Mon, 2019/04/22 - 20:53 By: kevin.klop

Well got home late last night and basically just dumped my stuff on the floor to head off to sleep. I somewhat overdid it this past weekend and my hip was hurting quite a bit. Since I have a Physio appointment today, I forwent my morning exercises and the physiotherapist agreed that had been a wise choice. We did the electro-stim thing today at a slightly higher intensity. This is one of the things that doesn't hurt, but it's weird and some of the patterns they use (there are multiple electrodes and they use different patterns, frequencies, and intensities) cause the muscles to twitch. It's a little disconcerting to not have control of your body like that. I imagine it's somewhat like having Parkinson's or something, though of course, I know it's going to be over in 10 or 15 minutes whereas people with that disease are stuck with it for life. They have my sympathies. Having something besides "me" in control of my body is not at all pleasant.

Today was a bunch of sleep too and, of course, tearing open my sea bag, taking everything out, doing the wash, etc.  It's usual for me the day after I get back from sailing that I am not very productive.  It's like I have to readjust to being on land, the rhythms of life on land, etc.  I so easily slip into the routine and rhythms of being "at sea" and yet it takes me a bit to adjust to life back on land.

I've started packing up my gear for this coming trip, commencing on Sunday.  A lot of the gear is the same as I took with me on this past trip.  I'm still debating whether to take the sextant and knotmeter with me.  Since I'm not bringing a sleeping bag, there's a lot of room left in my sea bag.  On the other hand, it sounds like a full ship so I don't want to bring so much that I'm imposing on others.  It's always a tradeoff and, like this past trip, I'll probably pack and repack a number of times.

And, of course, the Teddy Bear is coming with me.  We'll get some more pictures this time!

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