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Sorry I haven’t been a very good correspondent lately. I’ve had to stop caring for my mother and sent her to live near my sister, so i’ve been getting her house ready to sell and me ready to move. By the time you get to Vancouver, I hope to be living in Portland Oregon.
Glad to hear your spirits seem good. Keep Chugging along.
So pleases you are doing so well. I think i would have chatted for a little longer with the chap from the vessel as I do enjoy talking!!!!!
One week exactly before going back to school so making the most of the days left and getting up early!!!!
Playing alot of tennis and making the most of the sun before Autumn arrives.
Deborah and Mark
What an exciting night Sarah and am so glad the weather has calmed a bit. Have just googled the sunfish – what a very odd creature it is! I hope you get sunshine soon – perhaps the sunfish is an indication that it’s imminent?
I love hearing your phonecasts – it’s a great way to start a day.
And I end with a Joseph Conrad quote: “There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting and enslaving than the life at sea.” …. I bet you find that too!
Hi Sarah. It’s a relief to know that you’re showing up on the monitors of big bad ships! Let’s hope that the wind will return to a favourable quarter soon. At least it’s as many as 3 or 4 dots backwards to every dot forwards on your ‘Where’s Sarah?’ map… 🙂
Oh my goodness, what a rude awakening! I can just imagine the adrenaline rush – and how long it must have taken to abate. Funny, I was just wondering to myself yesterday how many ships would pass anywhere near you on your journey. The answer is at least one – and thank goodness the crew were aware of you. Sounds like you have been having some grey, negative days. You must be longing for sunshine and favourable winds. At least seeing the sunfish and the tuna, plus discovering the cranberry juice and peaches brought some pleasure into your life, and well done for making the peaches last so long. It must have been so tempting to bolt the whole lot down in one sitting! Let’s hope the forecast for the 22th is correct and that you can start to make some progress again.
What weight in rations will you consume on your Pacific leg? Does it make rowing amy easier (even a little bit) as you go? Or is irrelevant given all of the other factors?
Good luck with progress in the right direction, stay happy
hi sarah,so glad to hear you in better spirits and surviving,enjoy the juice!
If only you had chatted longer they may have sent you a food parcel of fruit and jelly babies bobbing over the waves!
I bet you will have a little sun salutation when the sun finally breaks through – fingers crossed it will be there very soon
Times may be difficult now but you’ll make it. Just keep the faith. We’re all thinking of you and hoping for the best.
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