It is a very happy rower who writes this blog from a much happier sea than we have seen over the last few days. As the wind drops and the seas settle, so too does my heart rate. Gulliver quietens down and I feel he can take a step back for a while too.
The seas now look about settled enough to pull in the sea anchor and take to the oars again – something we haven’t been able to consider for the past few days while knitting our way back towards Japan in rough seas. For the last goodness-knows-how-many-hours Gulliver has been taking a beating from all angles, smashed and thumped and bashed by the ocean. It is the roughest stuff I have ever been through in a little boat and I shall be happy not to go through too much more of it before the other side, too. That said, I am pretty certain we have a fair few more beatings ahead.
Thanks again for all the messages and comments. Mum and Sara have been doing a sterling job of forwarding everything on to me. Hopefully in time I shall manage to reply, too. For now I am all about conquering the queasiness on the computer…
Until next time,
Sarah and Gulliver x