Today is a fab day, albeit another belter of a hot one. For the best part of it the skies have been bright blue with varying amounts of clouds whizzing through, blown by this very welcome wind from the SSW. Happy Socks is surfing like a dream and the Tweedles are loving it. So am I. Hence the title – it is one of those days when you feel like you are grinning out loud.
I found my favourite present of the journey so far the other day – coloured zinc suncreams. So today seemed like a good time to paint myself stripey.
The other wonderful thing was the Boat Salad – my first crop of lentil sprouts. To munch on fresh food after all this time on dried stuff is just magic.
Lee mentioned a tropical storm in his last forecast – Leepi, (who I think is just crying out to be nicknamed Loopy) – due to run itself out to the North of me in about 72 hours time. If it stays as predicted I should get some useful SSW winds – nothing too mad – though Lee says it’s track and timing are still a bit uncertain and that the front attached to it may stall near me and a new one will try forming, creating messy stuff. His shout is to stay tuned. So we are.
Meanwhile, we surf and sing on. These are happy days.
Sarah and Happy Socks
PS. The dorado was back today, iridescing round the boat as it flashed past, surfing down waves. As you can imagine, the Tweedles kept the boat between them.
Replies to comments:
Susie Hewson: Excellent bit of poetry Susie! Any other offerings out there?
Tari: Cannot believe you mentioned the S word… I won’t tell the Tweedles. They vary in size – the little ones are a few inches and the biggest are about 15 inches. They are my emergency rations – only to be eaten if I starve. And that won’t happen.
Lesley: Thanks for your optimism! I won’t starve – I have plenty of food onboard. We always knew this would be a long one.