Today has been wet and wild, both with wind and rain and some big boisterous waves. Thankfully it all happened in the right direction, and after 10 soggy hours on the oars we are happy tired and finally fewer than 1400 miles to Mauritius.
We took a bit of a boshing during my midday rest – but suffice to say…. Oh, sorry, I can’t tell you what actually happened -you’ll have to wait for the book! We’re both OK though (boat & Outey).
While rooting about in the front cabin, just before lunch, I came across a Terry’s chocolate orange in one of my food bags and decided to conduct a small experiment, all in the name of science. Incase you ever wondered on the same hypothesis I mused upon for a short while, I can now reliably assure you that it is perfectly easy to eat a whole orange in one very swift sitting. I can well recommend it, too, particularly if one has recently been boshed.
And so Day 83 rolls into the next.
S & D x
Radcliffe & Maconie, BBC Radio 2, June 24th 8-10pm, I shall be joining thm live from the big blue.
Robin – Hopefully book out early 2010. Just need to get to Mauritius and then write it…
Remora – I packed plenty of food but I’m no longer throwing the vile puddings overboard, just incase… It’s my bank balance which needs life support-extra satphone minutes for blogging, extended fees for Ricardo etc.
Ian – Cadbury sponsored me with a big hoard and I have various others, too. Walking more than a single pace and real, fresh food are top of the list.
Jamie & Emily- Hope roadtrip North fun. Tell Phil his boat design rocks, literalky!