Seablog: 24

Twenty four hours later and dear ‘ole Bob is still out on duty. Very steep waves, lots of strong winds and therefore I have no desire to get him back in yet. While it is noisy and a tad unncomfortable being throttled by goodness-knows-how-many tonnes of crashing wave,while swinging on the anchor, I would need to row across the seastate towards the beach should I bring him in. And I fear a roly poly might ensue in such cirrcumstances. So, I’m waiting until it backs to have more East and less South in it’s bite. Meanwhile, Bob is doing a pretty good job at reducing the collateral to the North. And I am conducting some detailed studies of the back of my eyelids and listening to a spot of music. Not my favourite way to spend my time out here but it’s safer than being outside and it mens I have less ground to pull back to the South.

From tantalisingly close to the 60s,

S, D & Bob x x x

(and some monster waves, who also send their salty, excitable regards)

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6 Responses to Seablog: 24

  1. xtina says:

    HI S,D & Bob
    You’re doing so well, frustration all round, no fun but you are such a great team,soon to be moving towards that Rum punch.
    Wish we could help you,honest,Eddie is really peeing us all off!!!
    Hang in there,write us a poem.
    big hugz

  2. Susie Hewson says:

    Now you have time to look at the back of the eyes, think on this courtesy of Scientific American on why eyes are at the front instead of the back of our heads!

    Body parts that enable us to detect the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, temperature and tactile elements of our environment were crafted from available components of cells and tissues within existing forms of life, molding ancient and intermediate versions of sensory cells and organs—each elegant in its own right—like lumps of clay over aeons into the shape and form of our modern bodies. There have never been perfectly formed organs for sight or hearing—just versions that get the job done.

    Although light-sensitive cells are likely to have appeared on different parts of early forms of life, selection seems to favor those that enable creatures to detect light in the direction they are headed rather than the direction from which they came”

    ahah – so Sarah what then happens if you are rowing facing the way you came but in the direction of where you are aiming to get to? Will you be developing eyes in the back of your head?
    Useful if you ever plan to go into teaching! Susie H.

  3. Mark Powell says:

    Bob certainly has been a god send but your great endeavour is just awe inspiring!!. The rolls of the waves are just a way of telling you that its not over until the ‘fat lady sings’!! great to hear the news the other night and deborah as very impressed by your plucky endeavour, can we book you for a presentation at VCC in the new term? The rum punch is not far away so keep pushing and the wind gods will abait. I hope the muscle are not screaming too much and the back is coping well.

  4. Terry Baldwinson UK says:

    Happy the man, and happy he alone,
    He who can call today his own;
    He who, secure within, can say,
    “Tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today”.
    Horace, translated by John Dryden

  5. Marcel says:

    Any rough idea when you might touch Mauritius, Sarah?

  6. Christine & Kathleen says:

    Hello Sarah.

    My computer died last week and I have missed so much. Just keep plodding away and stay safe. Hope that we soon hear that you will have better weather and be able to continue on this wonderful journey.

    Take great care

    Much love

    Christine & Kathleen

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