Saturday’s weather is proving very useful in my bid to push South West, and should remain so for another few days. It is also proving very wet and squally – the saltwater sores are behaving exactly as saltwater sores should and rather less politely than I would enjoy. Oh, to have a day without my useless waterproofless trews in commission.
The bid to stay dry for as long as possible involves the following:
1) Talc & zinc oxide cream with calendula oil
2)Choosing the least salty and soggy set of lycra shorts (it’s generally a close call)
3)Exchanging them at various points in the day for another pair which, by that time, might seem positively dry compared to the soggy salty set just worn.
4) A bit of reverse psychology – calling to mind the Monsoon Rain of a few weeks ago, or The Wash – then even fresh from a wave dump nothing seems quite so drenched as those occasions.
It’s Mush O’Clock so I shall bid you Toot Toot and go fuel up,
Outey Toot Splish Splash Toot x
Southampton Boatshow: I’m booked in to speak and if Dippers is back in time she’ll be there too. More details when I have them.
Ian, Vicky, Flora, Thomas – Great to hear from you, hope all well. Amazing out here – proper adventure. Strange to think I’ve not seen anyone but my own reflection since April!
Perton Middle School – Great work on the Cake Sale and indeed, I shall see you next term.
Spike – Is Hilary’s RIB the old PE one?! And why is Rodrigues called Crab Island?
Susie Hewson & Claire C – Sadly no turtles yet. Lots of glowy things underwater at night, which I suspect contain a few squid among them. Very envious of Roz Savage on the Pacific – she has had squid jump onto her deck and seen a turtle! Lots of teeny jellies out here – planktic teeny and very pretty.
Claire H – Yum, the purple carrot roast made me dribble a bit… Had some carrots onboard back in April. Only purple when they’d gone mouldy though. Good name for a pub methinks, ‘The Purple Carrot’.
Ian Brocklebank – Whisper will press release as usual – coverage then depends if anyone bites it.
Rob – Mum is indeed fully versed in all technical jargon 🙂
Terry Baldwinson – Just laughed a lot re Mr B’s use as defence in court.
Lloyd Richardson – Often think how I watched your boat a long time as you turned and headed back to Freo and I skirted round all those big tankers.