A SW wind and swell has made super slow progress this morning – it is like rowing through setting concrete, as the rudder needs to be right over to allow me to row as close to the waves as possiblee so as to make any ground West. My back has been asking all morning, with increasing urgency, if ‘we’re nearly there yet.’ ‘Soon,’ I said, fibbing ever ever so slightly. 960 nauties soon. The wind should be backing tomorrow, leaving some friendly Southeasters again. Meanwhile, we shall truck on – though the wind is picking up, so we may have to recruit Bob again. Shame if we do – I had hoped he might stay dry for a while.
Outey Toot Tooting on the Westward side of 75 degrees East,
S & D x
Special thank you to Sally Kettle for her bloggage the other day. Sally was the first ocean rower I ever, ever met and has been a brilliant help these past few years and while I’ve been out here too. In case it wasn’t mentioned in her bloggage, she has two ocean crossings to her name. Both Atlantic, Canaries to Carribean, first with her Mum, latterly with a crew as ‘Rowgirls’. If you would like a jolly good read then she has written a book ‘Sally’s Odd at Sea’. Does exactly what it says on the tin – she is a crazy cool wonderful fruit-loop of a gal.
Roger Hayward – Please thank your girls – it shall boost the charity total very nicely.
Peter – I almost certainly would have done, yes-it’s in me bones to row! Though it is a great luxury to have all the comms etc nowadays.
Xtina – Am about to ring FF and tell them to join me for my bag of minstrels on Day 100!
Geoff Holt- I need to come sailing on this big boat of yours before you head West.