As I sit here typing I can see an aeroplane winging it’s way East over the far horizon. I wonder where it’s off to…
It has been decided in the last 24 hours or so that Tony (Shore Support) and James (Photographer and filmer) will fly out to the Aleutians next week with a view to making final preparations for my approach to the islands.
Lee’s forecast for the next week is showing a nice stable chance to clock some good miles. Tony’s discussions with locals show that there is a closing window of availability for boats which would be able to come out and escort me in from any great distance. And so the window is there from both a weather and logistical view point.
Now all that needs to happen is for my body to line itself up with these too. The last few days I have felt pretty under-par in a physical sense, feverish and sapped of energy. Caroline (Doctor) suggested yesterday hitting some antibiotics for a urinary tract infection, so I am hoping they are now beavering away sorting my insides out.
After some rather cold wet stormy days both in and out of the cabin (and complete with a wake-up roll the other morning), I am as happy as a happy thing to see the sunshine today and a settling of the seas. The wind changes in our favour this evening, so I am hoping that I can dry out the cabin a bit, cook some hot food, make some water and rest up before taking the sea anchor in tonight. Then hopefully by tomorrow I shall be raring to go and feeling good and strong for this final big push home.
As ever, there are no guarantees of anything but an adventure. Watch this space…
Would be great to see the charity totals flying up and up as I push for shore. Any amount, little or large, is very gratefully received and is the best motivation for me to keep going when things get tough. Send them this way : http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SarahOuten
Sarah, Happy Socks and Chimpy x