Sarah Outen has just called in, at 1400h Local Time in Fremantle, Australia.
She has completed an outstanding 45 miles already, putting her just off the continental shelf, north of the trench and approx. 22 Miles west of Hilary’s Yacht Club. She is sounding serene and peacefully excited. The tone of her voice confirms that she is well aware of what she is attempting.
A few of her sentences;
“Where did you guys stowe my already used gas bottle!?”
“Oh.. there’s a fly on the boat. I can’t get rid of it!”
“It’s pretty hot out here… not much wind.”
“I am happy. All ok.”
“Where is the alien! Who packed my green alien?”
“I am bit tired. I may get some sleep now.”
So, our favourite ocean rower is now well on her way. From a weather and routing point of view I can say that things are going to plan. She is 7 miles further ahead of what I had predicted as a plan for her first day and that’s absolutely fantastic. The strong easterlies really helped yesterday. There won’t be much wind for a few more hours so Sarah is now making the most of these drifting conditions to get some much needed rest.
How are you doing? Thanks for all your support. Your good vibes and supportive words have been very important for Sarah.
I think we may hear from her sometime later today. With onboard technology Sarah is able to update the website directly.
I didn’t tell her where we packed the green inflatable alien. Yet.