Day 79 has been very grey and very slow as the rain front passes through, shifting the wind and confusing the sea. Wiggling as predicted, we have completed our mid ocean drawing of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Zoom in on my tracker and you’ll see what I mean. Am considering becoming a full-time squiggler when I grow up.
Nothing groundbreaking to report, partly because the ground is some 4,000 metres below. Another beautiful high pressure system should be slotting into place after this front shifts off, leaving us with a very stable Red Carpet towards Mauritius. About time, too. I’m ready for breaking out into the 70 degree territory – the 80’s are going out of fashion, looking a bit jaded. As for that, I noticed last night that I have lost a fair bit of weight so decided not to reduce my chocolate intake too drastically too soon. I think we’ll try a ‘day on, a day off’ policy. Never did Cadbury taste so good as the solitary bar I munched today. Yum with a capital ‘Y’.
And tomorrow is our 80th day at sea. Though our 91st if we count the Warm Up lap. Soon we’ll be Centurions! Or something like that.
Well, Centurions need their sleep.
S & D and some very big rain clouds x x
PS Will be touching base with my good friends Radcliffe & Maconie at Radio 2 on 24th June between 8 and 10pm.
Xtina – Tell the boys to come North to the party. Great high pressure system coming in after this front, all beautifully carpeted. Was worth my easting to get north last week, methinks.
Lina – Very hard to say when I’ll get to M. At least another 40 days probably.Another 800 miles and we’ll have a better idea. Hope the shoulder is healing.
Pam Stocker – You’re right, expotition. I was listening to it rather than reading, that’s my excuse 😉 And I too am a bear of little brain.
Barry Gumbert – Can Dippers cookies be airdropped to the ocean?!