One week ago I was salty and exhausted, oh-so-very excited, oh-so-totally-hungry and pretty well mind-boggled by everything. My little ocean bubble burst and my three year three thousand mile goal achieved, a trace of my emotions and energies this last week would have likely made any onlooker more than a little seasick with all the ups, downs, wiggles and squiggles. But I am pleased to say that I now seem to be somewhat less dazed and confused by this land lark and I do believe I have rediscovered my inner Tigger, and am glad to report am bouncing just fine. The brain/body mush hybrid is somewhat less mushy, I am clawing back the 18 kilos which I lost somewhere on the ocean, and Mum, Matt and I are relaxing into this final week of holiday out here in M.
Rather than reveal too much about this last week’s rollercoastering, however (I’m going to make you wait for my book), I thought I would introduce you to my latest Indian Ocean haven, Anahita : World Class Sanctuary. Through a wonderful bit of serendipity, both Dippers and the Outey clan have found ourselves welcomed into this wonderful sanctuary, nestled into a beautiful little bay in Beauchamp on the East coast, and are all relaxing and rejuvenating in the most wonderful surroundings imaginable. Oceanic thank yous to the team here at Anahita for everything – the fabulous apartment; the massage which sent me to sleep; the ”Dippers Clean & Sheen team”; the watersports; the help with Dippers’ repatriation and more besides. Anahita join the team as Gold Sponsors and I am super glad and extremely grateful to have such a brilliantly friendly, professional team on board.
We have the rest of this week here, with lots of relaxing, delicious food and some more fun stuff on the menu, and then fly back to Blighty on Saturday – which I am sure will mark another wonderfully crazy wiggle in my current ‘post-ocean’ journey. Ricardo was right – this journey is now in my heart as I try and process my last three thousand miles and come to terms with land-lubbing once more.
Next shout Blighty… this Tigger is bouncing out until then.
Outey Toot Toot x x
PS Another oceanic set of thank yous to everyone for all the commenteering and donations – over £13000 in the Arthritis Care coffers now, and with the previous monies for Arthritis Research Campaign means that my goal to raise over £20K for arthritis charities has been well and truly netted.