Day 50: An open letter to the Tweedles and Co.

Dear Tweedles and Co.,  (including the Blue and Yellows),

Happy Socks and I are very happy that you have joined us on our journey in the Pacific. My Indian Tweedles must have told you I was coming.  Despite what it may look like with all this current looping and passing the same spot – I am sure you have noticed this –  we are actually trying to get to Canada. ETA Autumn, sometime, so bear with us on this. Be assured that in return for your friendship and continued escort I shall continue to feed you all the way with scraps and treats.

This is where they should be - below and unhooked

This is where they should be – below and unhooked

I also wanted to apologise for my rather swift exit yesterday after suddenly seeing so many of you when I was swimming. It took me rather by surprise. Where did everyone come from? Anyway, I do love coming down to see you and of course am very happy to say hello to you every morning and through the day. Thanks for putting up with all my photos and filming too – the Land Tweedles like to see them and I would like to remember you when we reach land.

Now, to the most important part of my letter. As you know, a serious thing happened this afternoon and touched us all, finned or legged. Monsieur Tweedle le Grand became hooked on my fishing line – either by accident or perhaps he intended to come up above the water and say hello. Under no circumstances is this to happen again – hooks are not for playing with. I do hope that he has made a full recovery and thought about his actions. I am considering whether I shall do any more fishing on this voyage. I may just leave it for emergencies.

I always dreaded I might catch a Tweedle

I always dreaded I might catch a Tweedle

Meanwhile, do let me know if there are any particular things you request for nibbling. I notice you especially enjoyed the noodles the other day and apologise that my current toothpaste is minty – I know you don’t like that.

And I close by wishing you a Happy Half Century and thanking you for your ever growing company, friendship and boat maintenance efforts.

50 days in

50 days in

Your friend above,



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11 Responses to Day 50: An open letter to the Tweedles and Co.

  1. Colin says:

    Better circles than this desk I row going no where every day. Smile girl your doing great.

  2. Ray Girard says:

    …..There is mystery and wonder here……….

  3. Roz Savage says:

    Happy to hear that Monsieur Tweedle le Grand lives to nibble another noodle…. 🙂

  4. Tazzieval says:

    Hi Sarah, your blogs and tweets are great, keep up the great work.

  5. christina watts says:

    Oh I like this little open letter, it could be in the making for a story book … the photograph of them too is lovely too … don’t they all look healthy …
    Hope they stay friends for your journey, pity you can’t have a little area for them to sit for when the waves get
    busy and you can take care of each other 🙂


  6. Tari says:

    Exactly how big is a tweedle? Also, how big is Tweedle le Grand? mmmmm…. stripy fish…. mmmmmmm sushi! (hehehe, just kidding!)

  7. lesley says:

    hi sarah dont make too many friends with the tweedles unfortunatelythe the way you are going backwards south and possibly north and not the right way and not rowing I have a horrible feeling you are going to end up fishing and eating or starving befpre you reach Canada sorry to be a downer enjoy them while you can God Bless Lesley

  8. Susie Hewson says:

    Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum,
    hopefully Canada here I come.
    Be it wind or be it wave,
    tying knots is not what we crave.
    Bring on good ol’ East bound streams
    of rushing currents and fair sky winds
    No more bad stuff, no more pains
    just delicious rowing with my Tweedle friends! xxxx lots of ice…got any in the fridge?

  9. Heather and Cameron says:

    hi Sarah, hope your shoulder is feeling a little easier now. Great to hear that the Tweedles are keeping you company.Hope you will be rowing again soon. Love Heather and Cameron xx

  10. geoff says:

    Sarah, please advise type of water maker you use/recommend. A friend needs one.


    • Helen Outen says:

      Hi Geoff,
      I have contacted Sarah this evening and the watermaker she uses is a Schenker30 from Mactra Marine. Hope that’s helpful.

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