Seablog: 80 nauties 'till the 60s

All well in this ‘ere salty shire with a brief and welcome respite today from the crazy seastate of late. I say brief as Ricardo advised in his latest despatch that I should brace myslf for strong winds, due in tomorrow and Monday. Gulp. Lets hope we don’t go through the Wash again.

I am in the northern sector of a very well-defined and stable high pressure system, thus in it’s SE to NW flow (remember I told you that highs in the Southern hem rotate anti-clockwise?), so the battering will at least help our Rum Punch campaign, even if it doesn’t help my blood pressure. Said ‘happy high’ (as our favourite Portugese weather god likes to call them) is about to be squashed into more of a square, than its current circular state, and so the week should unfold with some beautiful Easterly winds. This is perfect, as I will be able to head slighty South of West and the wind can do some of the legwork Westwards.

Happy weekending wherever you are in the world and thanks for all the commenteering and 100th celebrations.

S & D x x

PS
Laura Mandleberg, HWDT – You and Susie got me through those 4 weeks. Eternally grateful. And you found me my first ever whale, that beauty of a Humpbacked off Lewis. Great start! Hope your lil’ man is well.

Currin, NZ – Lindt dark chilli choc – YUM! And Sauv blanc. Good taste my friend. Have some more on my behalf 🙂

Lesley- Best way is sign up uing the button on the homepage – or is it the blog page?! So long since I’ve seen my own website!

Brigitte Phillips – Woman in Black, great piece. First time I ever screamed in a theatre.

Xtina – We shall defo meet,be it in Mauritius or Blighty, worry ye not.

Jenna – Swim to Mauritius maybe? Though the soap might froth away en route…

Marcel & Selvina – Gosh, if I’d known I was to be on TV I would have washed my hair and tidied up!

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6 Responses to Seablog: 80 nauties 'till the 60s

  1. ian says:

    hi sarah,stuff crossed that a new wash does not materialise otherwise it sounds as if you might have some luck weatherwise.
    i wonder have been able to keep up with “events”while you’ve been away?things have been unerringly grim on almost every front so a bit of splendid isolation might be ok……
    y’know when it comes to the book(s)just transcribing your blogs from the start of this adventure would be a cracking entertaining read but i expect you might have something more ambitious in mind?
    anyhoo,hope you and dippers are having as much fun as is possible and tearing back the miles to the rum punch!
    regards
    ian

  2. Doug says:

    Magic to see your progress. Hope those great angles continue. Lots of questions that I hope get answered in “the book”. Top stuff and keep up the fantastic progress.

  3. Marcel says:

    I hope you took your Hair Gel and full make-up kit on board. No Rum Punches for unkempt persons in Mauritius.

  4. xtina says:

    So long Sarah ~ we shall laugh and cry and cry and laugh about it all again!!!!

    We will talk of Moonbows and Tweedles,Bluey (hey where’s he got to?) and Bob and chocolate and lots more…………………………….will tell you about the Blue Whale that Guy and Andy have just seen and photographed!!

    Can’t wait to meet up ~ if it’s in ile Maurice we shall party ~ going to ask Marcel if i can bring some balloons, wonder if they have helium in M?

    Take care Sarah
    lv
    xtina

  5. Lina says:

    Hi Sarah, well I am back, and on the road to a full recovery of the old shoulder. A little late, but congratulations on your 100th day at sea…..Well you are getting closer, pity Marcel cannot push “Mauritius” a little closer to you……After reading your blog. I bet you are looking forward to step out on firm land and have a nice juicy steak……Every time we have bad weather in WA my thoughts go straight to you Guy and Andy, and wish and pray that it does not reach you, mind you if the wind blow the right way!!! Bonus….Cheerio for now Sarah, I will from now enjoy your blog daily, It is so well written!!!!!

  6. Averil says:

    Dear Sarah,
    We have just come back from Church – Sea Sunday! So sent up a special prayer for you (I hope you don’t mind) and felt it was appropriate to send the words of the first hymn (It makes a change from Winnie the Pooh)

    Eternal Father, Strong to save,
    Whose arm doth bind the restless wave,
    Who bidd’st the mighty ocean deep
    Its own appointed limits keep:
    O hear us when we cry to Thee
    For those in peril on the sea!

    Wishing you continuing strength and success – Averil.

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