Day 61 has been and gone, flying past in a variety of greys and blues, cresty toppling surfy rollers and a wee bit of sunshine. After fifteen days of some of the slowest rowing known to mankind, we have had a stonking day hoofing towards Mauritius, leaving us with fewer than 1700 nauties left to tick off. Since rescuing Bob from his watery workout yesterday afternoon, we have clocked over fifty miles. Result – a super happy boat and crew. So happy that I have made mango jelly to celebrate and welcome in Month Three tomorrow morning. It is outside, strapped into my footrest, covered in a ziplock bag. Meanwhile I am inside, hoping with all my hope that a) it sets, b) it doesn’t get flooded with sea, c) it doesn’t get lost overboard, as that is the last surviving cooking pot onboard.
Well, cheerio May – some good times we had together. I hope you’ve briefed June on the best weather to bring to the party and emphasised how fond we are of Red Carpets and jelly babies, though I suspect I have to wait until Mauritius for the latter…
Au revoir possoms,
Outey Toot Toot x
Jenna – Michael Morpurgo gave me a rose?! How completely adorable. Please send him a thank you from me. Now you need to read his books. Read
‘Private Peaceful’ onboard. Cried and cried-it’s beautiful and funny and shocking.
Libby – Happy return to school!
Spike/Barry G – Retrieval line was also just out of reach and rowing to it wasn’t an option. Modifying rig for next time! (Hopefully there will be no next time…..)
Xtina – Boys, eh? Fancy not planning their parties. Well, if they get a wiggle on and head my way I’ll donate a bottle of fizz, a tin of pineapple and some choccies. And I’ll make them some jelly.They need birthday badges – make them Blue Peter stylee with cable ties and gaffa tape… Eating all sweets in the bag at once would give me greatest pleasure – none of that rationing rubbish! Great poem by the way, thank ye 🙂
Ian Brocklebank – Amy at Whisper can help with photos if you need any or yes, just credit source. Jelly baby loaf great idea -sadly mine are all gone…
BPC & Albie – Goooooooo Huuuuuugh’s!! Happy days remembering the river and the racing and the blades and the Pimms….yum!