Sunday, September 13, 2015

Slow Day

It's been a slow day onboard. Things have been happening like they should, for sure, but for the most part there has not been a lot of hullaballoo about the boat (I can't believe I didn't get a squiggly line underneath "hullaballoo" telling me I had spelled it wrong!). Which means it's restful, but not really what we're down here for.

I've heard more than once this patrol from folks onboard that if we were busy and being successful at what we're here for -- getting drug busts -- that people onboard would not mind so much the sacrifice of being underway. It would make it feel worthwhile. Like it meant something.

I don't have a crystal ball to look into to tell when we'll get some action. It may be tomorrow, next week or never. We're ready for whatever comes our way, eager for it, waiting for it.

In the meantime, we'll keep working on qualifications (quals), drills to keep our skills sharp, table top scenarios, reviewing lessons learned, making sure our equipment is ready, reading about other ships' successes and how the ops went down to glean every possible nuance from the SITREP (situation report). Waiting for our turn. And taking the slow days as they come to rest up and relax, recharging our energy banks for when we'll need it most.

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