Evening all, Dippers here – Skipper is reading her book before snooze time so I thought it was time you heard from the other half of our team. For team we are -it’s me and she all the way. Not sure how I got the ‘dipity’ half of the name mind, she is by far the dippiest around here! And blimey, I’ve never seen anyone eat as much chocolate. She’s kind enough to share though – I usually end the day with asprinkling of the day’s culinary delights. We do get bounced around a fair bit though, what with me being a boat for one and not a massive liner, so she’s forgiven. She’d probably like to use that as an excuse for the state of her cabin too – certainly looks lived in!
Today was another good day – it took the wind and sea a while to work out what they were doing for the day but then the sun came out and we pushed on at 2knots or so until sunset. Our absolute record for surfing speed is 10.9 knots down a 12metre wave, but we’ve not had seas like that for a while. So long as there is some East in the winds we don’t mind – West is where we’re headed. ‘All West is good West,’ says Sarah. I agree too, always rowing towards the sunset. Poor rowers though-they never get to see it if they’re rowing! Who’d have thought inventing a sport where you can’t see where you’re going? Rowers plural of course because of the other rowers out here in their race -we’re not bothered by them, let them eat our wake for the time being! All respect to them actually and when the fours do pass then I hope they pop by for a hello or call us up on the VHF.
And with that I shall bid you a boaty goodnight – I tend to do the night watch while Sarah sleeps. Ah, before I sign off, big thankyou Marcel for securing my ride back to the UK with Maersk-Sarah had looked at us rowing back as the next adventure but reefs, pirates & political instability meant she decided against it. Besides, we’re both looking forward to a beach holiday in Mauritius! I know Sarah could do with a massage (she’s getting creaky in her old age – did she tell you she’s 24 next month? That’s nearly a quarter of a century!!)but I’ll just be happy to sit in a peaceful harbour watching the world go by for I’ll probably be a bit sleepy round the edges after all those miles. Did she tell you we’ve already done over 1,000 and spent practically a whole month in doing so?!
Nice blogging to you – keep up the messages, S gets so excited by them!