I don’t normally bestow titles on my fruit but today was different. It was The Day of the Last Apple. Slightly browned and bruised after a couple of weeks boshing about in the sweaty front cabin, but nonetheless a very tasty munch for tea this evening and the tastiest ever because there will be no more until Canada. Believe me, when you know you are down to the Last One of Something Until Canada, it tastes all the better.
And now I give you the Happiest Orange Ever – look at that smile!
Drawing smiley faces on citrus fruits (and, where available, eggs) to leave in surprise places for friends gives me many moments of fun on dry land. The power of a smiley face is huge – try it for yourself – either smiling up an orange for your own entertainment or to leave on the desk or in the bag of an unsuspecting compadre.
Today has been a cabin day – the wind has been steadily cracking from the east all day long. Happily, our friend the Kuroshio is now (finally) pulling us Eastward too. Later tomorrow we are due a blow from the SSE – with winds of 30-35knots gusting 40knots. What makes it interesting is that it will be blowing directly against the current, which will make for quite a bounce with steep, sharp waves. Lee has even suggested I consider rowing out of the current to avoid it. At the moment I am leaning towards staying – after all, Happy Socks has proved herself in similar conditions already and, while it won’t be comfortable in there, I reckon we will be OK.
Meanwhile, I am filling my hours in the cabin with snoozing, the odd biscuit and a very fab book on Winnie the Pooh.
Enjoy your apples folks,
Sarah and Happy Socks x
PS. In other orangey news, we have about six left I think. Still lots of lemons and limes.