Just a quick good morning/g’day/bonjour/bom dia etc from what looks like my last Thursday at sea.
Just over 200 nauties to go (0630 Serendipity Time), so we’re reckoning Monday -Tuesday arrival. Mahebourg bay, SE Mauritius is the goal.
Updates to follow – if you’re really lucky, twice a day herein, rowing/sleep-snatching allowing.
Outey Toot Waving-goodbye-to-the -200s Toot x x
BBC Radio 5 Live, Richard Bacon Show : Friday 12 – 1am BST (If I can stay up ’till 4am then you can push on through until midnight!)
Sampson P. S – Thanks for all your lovely messages. Hope you’re behaving for Sally! No sharks yet, but lots of whales and albatrosses. Scary at times, yes.
Glo Pringle – Happy camping!
Jane – Use BBC iplayer ‘listen again’ to find last night’s R2 show. Everything aches now!
Geoffers – I’ll come and see your boat if you come and see mine. Soon buddy, soon.
Alan Thomas – Yummmmm….chocolate farm… Yup, see you at S’oton. I recommend Sept 20th – some nutty rower is doing her talk that day 🙂
Susie Hewson – Tried & retried & retried again for film sponsor/commission to send Richard out to M but unfortunately no one bit the bait.
Diana W – Of course, would love to. Shout me out when I’m back.
Mary Jo Johnson – Joeee! I’m at the equivalent now of that lovely day rounding the Lizard. Think on it all often.
Jenna – Get baking that promised cake v v v soon!
I think you such an incredibly brave woman. People like youself are the lights which illuminate our universe and inspire us to be more courageous, to risk take, to seize the moment and go forward into unknown territory. For me I have to say I can possibly invisage the above on dry land…. I cannot in my wildest dreams imagine how you are doing this,my oars would have disintegrated with all the shaking, my mind would be dreaming up…well you know. I hope you write a book to help us mere mortals understand!
Good onya girl!
Happy Mauritiusing and Chocolating and sleeping on cosy bed etc etc etc. I wonder if you’ll still feel at sea for 3 months after!!
Hah! haven’t been in touch for a while, my Otterish friend. Am working off Wales in filthy weather, but have been keeping my eye on you, and thinking of you…and now getting excited for you…xxx
Can’t believe how far you’ve gone – well done! We are interested in running a story in tomorrow’s paper about your achivements – is there any way we can get hold of you or your mum for a chat on the phone?? Have you taken any photos en route that you could somehow upload? I couldn’t remember if you have a satellite phone hooked up or not … let me know ASAP … I’ll keep checking back today in the hopes you spot this message. Good luck! Flip Prior, The West Australian.
Message for Flip Prior
I have just emailed the Editor of The West Australian giving details of how to contact either myself or Sarah,.
PLease check with “Letters to the Editor” The West Australian, Perth.
Hope you can understand this.
hello Helen – I’m assuming you’re mum! Any chance I can call you now? Or Sarah? I know it’s early but I’m hoping to make deadline for my paper today and it’s already late afternoon … fingers crossed … I have emailed Sarah too. Also, are any pics available of Sarah on the boat on the high seas that we can use??
PS if you give me your direct email it will be easier to contact you – email me to email@example.com ta!
Nice one Sarah, go forth into history. What a very special achievement from a very special lady. My year 11 & 12 Design students at Ocean Reef Senior High School (West Aust) have loved hearing from you and have followed your progress throughout on tracker. Wish we could all be there for your landing in Mauritius. There will be many tears of joy shed that day for sure. You have been an inspiration to all. Both you and Dippers are an amazing partnership. The world is a better place with people like you in it.
Good luck and God speed. Love Ted and students
Go for it Sarah. Nearly there!. Awesome!
Words fail me… Superb stuff!
GREAT TO SEE THAT YOU ARE ALMOST ON THE HOMEWARD RUN IS THE WEATHER GOING TO BE KIND. ARE YOU GETTING THE PANGS OF COCKTAIL HUNGER AND SLEEPING IN A BED WITHOUT THE SOUNDS OF THE SEA CONSTANTLY IN YOUR EARS? HEARING OTHER HUMAN BEINGS LAUGHING AND JOKING AND HAVING FUN. YOU ARE A SUPER HUMAN CHARACTER, SO PLEASED YOU ARE GOING TO ACHIEVE THIS MAGNIFICENT GOAL. NEXT IS R&R AND THEN ONTO THE NEXT PROJECT !!! BOOK AND ???
GO GO GO OUTEY AND YOUR FRIEND SERENDIPITY, BOB CAN JUST LAG BEHIND.
You’re almost there…keep going! I am going to miss the daily messages I receive, which has been great reading. It has been amazing what you have achieved, and the things you have experienced and been through is absoultely increadible…anyway congratulations to you for your journey this far..and see you in September!
Sarah & Sarah’s Mum, Can you please check the times of BBC Radio 5 Live, Richard Bacon Show. I see different.
Go go go Sarah!!! just a handful of days left…my word, how far you’ve come! I’ll really miss your blogs mate, might have to start reading them from the beginning again!
Wishing you a safe and smooth entry to M xxx
Row Row Row Sarah!!!! Not many days left now, we are so excited for you! Lots of love Emily & Jamie x
Message for Helen ( Sarah’s Mum)
Can you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details please?
Congrats to you! I am incredibly amazed and proud of you on this accomplishment.
We will need you to continue blog postings for a few weeks to help decompress from this rollercoaster ride.
Bring the Dippers home!
My very best to you, your Mom, Ricardo and the rest of your team!
Sarah, I’m going to congratulate you now because I can just imagine the number of emails and other demands on your time are about to be huge and some will get missed.
It’s in the bag for sure – you’ve made it. The whole thing is mindbogglingly huge and it has been a delight to meet you beforehand and get a feel the type of person who can undertake such an endeavor and complete it.
It strikes me as incredibly Zen to do something so mindnumblingly repetitive and slow and yet derive the immense pleasure from it that you exude. It’s a wake-up call that pleasure is in the work itself – the doing. (wakeup for me anyway).
So thanks for crossing my path.
Big congrats to Ricardo; – a ‘bullseye’, no less.
And big hug for Mum. ” Yuni looked Bridie in the eye as a warm feeling went all through him. “You’re not bad magic yourself miss”, he said with a wide smile”. (From ‘Didge Magic’)
Wishing you all the very best for your next chapter!
Absolutely fabulous, here at CLASH in Birstall, Leicestershire, we have followed you all the way. Not far to go now… hope to see u sometime at one of our sessions, if possible, when u get back… regards Geoff
hi sarah,wow!can’t really believe your amazing adventure is drawing to a close,i have been constantly startled by your sheer grit and good humour often in the face of some very grim situations,hope all goes well with you on the last lap so to speak and that your welcome”home”party will be as great as you deserve.
very best regards to you and dippers
Terrific Superhuman achievement nearly within your reach!I did not think it was humanely possible!Been following your venture from day one on google earth.Familiar with the island as a mauritian living abroad.
Vary best wishes
Sarah says: “Sub 200 nauties to go feels great but the strong stuff on its way is almost certain to deal me some jiggery pokery and make landing very…how shall I put it… exciting/interesting, to say the least.”
Yes! Looks like some very dastardly weather due to hit you early in the weekend which will force you north-westwards. Big winds and big seas. Maybe it will be “easiest” to land at Port Louis itself when conditions ease??