Happily, Day 53 has all happened in the right direction with a respectable 25 miles clocked in the last 24 hrs. At the time of writing (nearly bed time/2150 Serendipity time/+6 BST) we are 1805 nauties from the rum punch, as the crow flies. As we well know, Dippers and I don’t do ‘crow flying’ impersonations very well, so we’ll probably take what my Dad always referred to as ‘the pretty way round’ and bag a few extra miles en route. That said, now we’ve found the thin green line, maybe we will be more crow-like! Just over 100 nauties to the halfway mark, too. I woud love to get there by my birthday on Tuesday but, given the weather report I received from Ricardo this morning, I am not expecting a week of forty-milers, unfortunately. Still, the various weather systems kicking about around me don’t appear to have made their minds up as to their movements so all could change.
On an entirely separate note, I have decided that tomorrow’s podcast will probably be my last, owing to the fact that I can upload a typed blog quicker than I can chat. This translates to a ten-fold price difference and, as the bank balance isn’t very healthy, this seems sensible. A few folks have told me they are either unable to play the podcasts or that I sound like a chipmunk, high on helium – so this way, everyone will get the full weekly dosage of ocean life. A huge thank-ye-super-lots to Robert for his weekly uploads up to now – super appreciated.
I’m just going to pop out and say goodnight to the stars (amazing turn out at the moment with no moon, no clouds and no light pollution) and then its onwards to Day 54. Happy weekending
Cheerio one and all,
S & D x
PS Title inspired by today’s audiobook ‘The God Delusion’, by Richard Dawkins. Just thought it would make a nice title- haven’t seen any out here yet…