Well, my ‘Shark!’ call to arms yesterday yielded two whales today. Reverse psychology or something,they said. Nay sure what they were, seeing but only a brief serendipitous glimpse, but can assuredly say they were big and black and very whaley.Always welcome visitors, they arched for a gulp of air before deep diving and surfed on.
We have done much the same, though with less diving. The wind is still being kind and we have clocked beautiful 40+ milers for the past 4 days. With bright, clear nights recently I’ve been putting in extra hours, too, and if the rainclouds stay away later I shall do the same tonight. I had to leave a conversation with Orion half-finished yesterday as I kept falling asleep at the oars – usually a painful action as thwacking of ribs or bashing of fingers generally follows. From oars, not Orion, you understand he is peaceful enough.
And so this is our hello from Day 90 at sea. With 20 degrees left to run, we’re looking at a journey time somewhat longer than anticipated, but no worries, mate. All is still good in the shire of the lovely Dippers – we’re not going to starve for a good while yet and the chocolate supply is still healthy enough not to warrant undue concern. Until then, we are a happy crew.
From Day 90,
Outey Toot Toot x x
Flickertyroo -Still awaiting turtles…
Xtina – Choc supplies still good up here in the North – 4 bars today. And a packet of minstrels being saved for some time between now and M.Spoke to FF yday too. Invited them N for jelly breakfast.
John Skevington – Thanks for your thoughts . Double harness would get in the way of rowing, and I fear be a source of entanglement on an otherwise tangle-free boat. My single leash reaches to both ends of the boat. Knife handy.
Guy Warner – Wonderful poem,thanks-what’s the title?
Libby – Here’s hoping I’m home and dry before the new term! Enjoy Canada.