The portal was completed and I ventured into the Nether. As hoped: I returned with armfuls of Netherack, but I just couldn’t get close enough to any Glowstone in order to mine it. Ghasts kept getting in the way. I hate those things.
By the time I left the Nether, the sun was setting, making the descent down from Weird Spire rather perilous. On top of that; I had a nasty encounter with a Creeper on the way back to the lighthouse. The damn thing had decided to take a dip in the shallow waters and obliterated yet another boat.
Very nearly lost all my precious cargo!