In celebration of our finally crossing to the West of the 90th degree of longitude, after our teasing approaches and hampered efforts, I composed a song while cooking dinner tonight. It is set to the tune of that acclaimed childhood hit ‘The ants go marching two by two’. Currently just the one verse and, to be honest, it’s probably best left that way…Never have been very musical, despite the fact that half my blood is Welsh and therefore should be inherently musical. That aside, here is the beast itself : ‘The 90 degree day song’ or ‘The result of 52 days at sea by yourself’.
‘Today we rowed past ninety degrees,
Today we rowed past ninety degrees
We had showers all day, and rainbows too,
Some birds flew by to welcome us through,
And the man with the orange flag -He nodded as we rowed by,
He nodded as we rowed by. ‘
Suffice to say I won’t be busking when I get home to pay off the bills. On a much more musical note the gloriously entertaining Radcliffe & Maconie will be dropping by to my birthday party on Tuesday -2000-2200 BST, BBC Radio 2.
Thanks for all the storm support – must say I’m glad it’s all over and we’re Westward bound again. While the time spent incarcerated was enlightening as to what laundry must feel like as it goes through a hot wash, I much prefer to be outside rowing. That’s what we signed up for after all ‘Sunshine cruise to Mauritius, ‘ I think the advert said.
Finally finally, for those looking to increase procrastination opportunities, Roz Savage is about to set off on the next stage of her Pacific row. Good luck my friend!
Snoozage calls – I feel duty bound to answer.
Outey Toot Toot x
PS Did I mention we crossed to over the 90th degree today?
Lilabella – Great to hear from you!Thinking about you all a lot after hearing the news. Sending lots of love. Sadly baking facilities lacking so can’t do a Bake Thursday run. Sorry! Keep truckin’ and send a hello to everyone. Miss Oot x
Sarah B – Good luck with Finals! Have some Pimms for me by the river… College crest on the boat in 3 places!
Susie Calderan – Just dribbled a bit reading about Scottish breakfasts. Do you do ocean deliveries?!
David B – Would love to come to Telluride, thank you! Yes, I’m filming so we’ll see how it turns out…
Marcel – Enjoy! Very excited in anticipation.
Christine & Kathleen – Mum told me about all your fundraising- really very much appreciated, thank ye.
Robert – Finally someone figured it out! Now you’ve guessed I’ll have to start over again…
Tony Hack – Ah, the K & A; I know it well from the DW. Sounds fun.