After a good sprinkling of fairy dust & John’s clever IT wizardry we now have the means to update you from our little ocean home. The home is little, you understand, the ocean still fairly huge but we are reigning it in, ‘inch a stroke’ as my first ever rowing coach used to say. Smiled a big lot of smiles reading all the messages in response to the first 1K this morning – and continued the happy moment by eating a whole packet of those yummyy squashed fly biscuits. A very easy way to get 1500 calories in one clean swoop!
We’ve had another good run West today, topping a whole week of wonderful 40milers. Not just any old miles either, these are nautical miles, even bigger than those tincy miles you get on that faraway thing they paint green on maps and call land.
Happy days indeed – 2 more days to make the one degree 7 minutes to the East that will top target#2 of my first month at sea – reaching 100 degrees East. Think longitude – the lines running vertically but measuring distance East or West of Greenwich, the Prime Meridian.
And with that I shall sign out for the night & leave Dippers to stand sentry beneath a pretty crescent moon & starry sky. (I think she has a bit of a thing for Orion!)