My luck ran out yesterday in Venice. After the first week of lovely temperatures and sunny skies the nasty stuff seems to have rolled down from Northern Europe. On top of dropping temperatures, the wind and the rain arrived in time to have the Harbor Master close the port for a number of hours. The channel leaving the city is quite narrow and no one is willing to put the lining structures at risk.
We finally left rather late and it was easy to tell when we hit the open seas as the rocking and rolling started increase along with the engine rumble. This morning we awoke to rain and wind.
The skies finally cleared partway through the morning but it was way too late to salvage Dubrovnik as a port. As a result, my extremely tough day included listening to an audio book, an extensive nap and chatting with a few other cruisers.
Tomorrow it is back to various assorted work, professional and craft tasks…