West side of 65° E and in a few hours will surf past the ‘400 nauties to the beach’ sign. 7.25 degrees lie between here and the white sands of M.
So another happy day aboard the good ship Dippers. We’ve had Richard Dawkins for company reading his latest book and munched three chocolate bars. I have spied three more, so will do my best to make them last until tomorrow, but I’m not hopeful.
I anticipate that from Tuesday until the beach (ETA 14 + days from today) my daily hoosh will be porridge and then two meals of mush, without all the extras inbetween. This scares me slightly as I may have to eat the dreaded custard. Gulp. I have successfully weened myself onto two of the ‘desserts’ (one chocolate, one apparently peach & pineapple) recently, in a bid to prevent starvation, but haven’t touched a custard since the very, very early days. The other scary thing about having to eat whatever is left, as opposed to whatever takes my fancy, is that in a few meals time it will only be the truly horrid flavours of dehydrated mush which are left, for I have resolutely avoided these since discovering their truly horrid characters. Again, in the very very early days. All I can say is thank goodness for Mum’s porridge mix; there will be enough portions of that to get me to the beach. And I have one final Boat Jelly to make – I’m saving it for 60°E.
And with that, I must go catch some waves.
S & D x x
Marcel – Tell Air Mauritius that I really don’t mind flying First Class if there’s no room in the back (only if they’re sponsoring!) I’ll fly back around 20th Aug.
Ossy the Viking – Yup,we Brits like our salty adventures.