Hooray hurrah for the end of our cabin craziness and a settling of the seas. The very excitable happy high which fairly mullered us with huge winds and waves, has shimmied round to leave us with 20 knots of perfect, nearly due East, winds. Imagine the smiliest smile you can and that is me right now.
I have just upped Bob and returned the boat to a normal state, fixing and sorting and bilgeing those bits and pieces which needed fixing, sorting or bilgeing. Deep breath…and…relax. We are headed towards the Rum Punch(es), regaining our latitude, the sun is shining and the relative peace of the waves is a beautiful tonic to my somewhat weary body after the beatings of the past few days. My pulse is normal again and we are going to rip up some great mileage – folks, tomorrow I hope to blog from the 60s. Happy, happy days. Now I’m off to go catch some waves…
Yours in smiles and hopefully many, many miles,
Outey Toot Toot x
PS: Bob did an amazing job at keeping guard – we only lost 10 miles North and yesterday he took us on a little 1 mile loop despite the monster seas. Hero. I’m putting him up for the New Years Honours list.
Mrs Butler and 5.1- Great book by MM. And albatrosses really are as brilliant as Allie says they are.
Clare Holt – Wow, psychic lady! That time over here (0515) was the worst moment. You have special powers, methinks.
Marcel – I reckon first/second week of August-we’ll see what the weather does. Massage will be perfect-there’s more than a few minced muscles now.
Xtina – Funny you should mention it…A mars bar did happen to find its way out of a food bag and into my paws and somehow, as if by magic,into my tum.
Robert Nixon – I don’t think you can ever beat the ocean – I believe you’re just granted leave to cross it if you’re as tenacious and relentless as it is. We are nothing in the face of such a mighty force. It is humbling and wonderful to be travelling across such a beautiful, energetic giant.