We pushed right on time at 1000, and then sat outside the breakwater for about FOUR HOURS while they calibrated some of the nave gear to play nice with the Dynamic Positioning System.
They were having some "issues" (GAWD I hate that term!) with the system, but got everything figured out, and we're on our way.
We went past Catalina Island around 1800, and we're hitting the long duration swells from the storm system that hammer the North West a few days ago.
The weather guy says 4 meter seas will be coming our way tonight, so that means tie everything down before we hit the hay.
These are slow rollers, so it's not like we're getting slammed going through a big storm, but even on this ship (~660 feet long, 107 foot beam) we get bounced around quite a bit.
Time to watch a movie, and go to bed early.....things I always do the first day out, along with eating a LIGHT lunch, and a LIGHT dinner.
Hope you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving!