After a celebratory ‘new month’ lie in and a Cadbury breakfast composed entirely of chocolate (didn’t want to test the rancid porridge theory on the 100 Degree Day) I took to the oars to row into the 99th degree. We crossed 100°00.00′ to the East at 1206 ST (Serendipity time – very similar to WST only more chocolatey), surfing along with lovely seas from the ESE under a hot sun. I hadn’t anticipated just how excited and emotional I would feel – apologies if my whoops and squeals of delight woke anyone up or disturbed any quiet classes in schools! There’s something very satisfying about reaching a tangible marker llike that – next one is 90°E which I hope to do within 14 days. I’ve set myself the goal of 80°E by my birthday on May 26th…. It’s going to be tight but I like a challenge!
To thank Neptune and Dippers for getting me this far I cracked open the Port (thanks Ricardo!), glugged a bit myself (straight from the bottle as my rusty mouldy stainless mug didn’t appeal), sloshed a drop overboard, splashed Dippers and then finished off a bar of chocolate. ‘Finish it off?’ I hear you say in a surprised, nay shocked, tone. Yes, it was a large slab which needed two sittings otherwise, yes, you’re correct, I would normally demolish it in one.
Have yourself a happy 100 Degree Day; perhaps crack open some port or demolish a whole chocolate bar too -very fine combination in the absence of some delicious smelly cheese.
Tom & Sarah : Send a big hello to the guys for me -how are they getting on? Hoping all sunny with them.
Jamie & Emily: Every day is an 8 + hr time trial out here! Good luck though. Dippers sends her love to you and Phill & Pete too 🙂
Sally Perth: Haha! I knew you’d break. I bet you didn’t even last one day! Say hello to Wed sailors for me.
And Margot and her mice…
LINA: Those delicious longan fruits you gave me in my goody bag were delicious, thank you.
Tom Talbot: Apologies for lack of decimal deggrees position yday-still figuring out this dinky pc.Nice plane btw, though did wonder if it was a mirage…