Day 73: A bit of a timescale resize and retaining perspective, West winds help Sarah head home…
Good to see the miles falling away behind you, and the good weather we’ve had for the last week catching up to you, giving you a fine chance to row as well as an easterly push. The loss of your rudder has been accepted by you, and your confidence has come back. And your chance encounter with the leatherback ocean-cruising turtle should be of great interest to the Marine Biological Lab in Woods Hole. Gulf Stream should be helping your progress—water may be warm enough to jump in for a salty bath. Thank you for your Day 60 photo of your smiling face beside the cabin exterior wall where I wrote “Be an example for all of us” with a felt tip pen; it seems to have held up very well through the storms, salt spray and sun’s heat. We’re all rooting for you at the health club. I had read early on that Falmouth England was 3,017 miles from Chatham, Cape Cod, but that does not figure with your estimate of being 1,000 miles from Chatham tomorrow, when figuring the miles-to-go list. Your thoughts ? Blow ye winds westerly !! Row Sarah, row. Bill.
Your on a roll this time and the weather ahead is looking good
You’ve only got 4 miles to the horizon and then its down hill
How about starting a contest to guess the day that you hit a shore
$ 10 to enter or 10 of any currency.
Here’s to you and safe rowing.
Cheers from sunny Queensland
AMAZING – the fact that you came eye to eye with the leatherback turtle is incredible. Calls to mind a children’s novel called “The Wreck of the Zanzibar” by Michael Morpurgo, which reflects your adventure in a small way..” Laura is gentle enough to protect a sea turtle that might otherwise serve as food, and hopeful enough to dream of rowing in the island gig despite repeated declarations that a girl will never be allowed to handle one of the oars. Laura gets her chance in a dramatic storm and shipwreck, and helps save the island” Almost as good as your own tales of Adventure…. on track 🙂 x
Hi, So happy to hear you are still o.k. And doing so well.
all th best Ethel
I’m basically from chatham. I FOLLOW YOUR PROGRESS EACH DAY AND RIGHT NOW YOU ARE
BACK AT O73 degrees…..AUGUST. ONE SATURDAY……..TALK TO YOU LATER
SINCERELY. CHIEF. HOVEY
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