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For supper devoured that big [[red underlined]] 5 lb. [[strikethrough]] Lobs [[/strikethrough]] Crawfish [[/red underlined]] Excellent! and now prepared for mosquitoes! Put on a rough duck sailor suit and my high rubber boots also keep mosquito veil ready. But the brisk S.W. wind seems to make all these precautions unnecessary.
Jan 4. Last night wind shifted to North and instead of mosquitoes we got a [[red underlined]] Northern gale [[/red underlined]] which kept us dancing all night and kept the rigging whistling. There is no going ahead in this gale in waters where we never have been before. Thermometer at [[red underlined]] 8 A.M is only 55° F [[/red underlined]] and I put my winter under-
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wear on.  [red underlined]] Feels more like a Northern climate [[/red underlined]] today.
After breakfast we lifted anchor and found shelter against Northern Wind by dropping anchor near Northern shore. Afterwards went out trolling with the dinghy (lead squid) and soon caught a [[red underlined]] 24" snapper. [[/red underlined]] Sunset a fiery red looks more like a winter sunset on the Hudson  Excellent supper boiled fish & potatoes. Temperature [[red underlined]] 55° F. [[/red underlined]] Barometer 30.2." Expect resumption of storm tomorrow -
[[underlined]] Jan 5. [[/underlined]] (Sunday) Gray sky and cold weather. Northern still blowing. Temperature in my cabin is [[red underlined]] 50° F. [[/red underlined]] Up at [[strikethrough]] le [[/strikethrough]] six
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