Happy-tired once more after a long day’s row in the right direction. Bit of a novelty after a week of Easting and so brilliant that I think I have grinned all day. (In between many a discordant out-of-tune out-of-time rendition of every song that ever made my acquaintance).
Sunrise was beautiful and all the sweeter with a gentle breeze from the SE. Lunch was preceded by a deep blue swim to reassert my Landlord status and evict the barnacles from the hull. Naturally, I was ably accompanied and assisted by my stripey school of friendly Tweedles, and the wonderful Rt. Hon. Msr. Tweedle le Grand. He promises to write soon and blushed a little when I told him how pleased you were to read his blog. Have you ever seen a Pilot fish blush? Very sweet.
Making use of the sunshine juicing up the batteries, and courtesy of my audiobook library, we spent the afternoon in the jungle with Mowgli, Baloo and Bageira. And then to round off the happy day with an absolute treat, we have just watched Sense & Sensibility on my iPod. Where would we be without Jane Austen, eh? It is a truth universally acknowledged that a solo ocean rower, in posession of an onboard library, must have at least one of Jane’s tales. Without headphones filmwatching is more than a shade precarious, both for the batteries and for me. I have to play it through the speakers outside and to hear it need to sit half inside and half outside the cabin. Not the most comfortable of auditoriums but thankfully saltwater showerings were minimal and insufficient to detract from the night at the pictures.
That’s how Friday 12th June, Day 73, happened aboard the good ship Dippers. Simple but sweet.
Here’s hoping for more of the same.
S & D x
Rupert – Wow, lots of q’s! Stretching is v important out here, yes, if not a bit restricted by space. Training-see website. Music, yes, though limited by battery power. I sing all the time!
Marcel -Je ne parle qu’un petit peu
Helen Cassin – Miss Caaaaaasssin, I’m sorry I can’t give you my homework today. A French fish floppayed onto my boat and ate it 🙂
Rosie – Push on through with that Pimms, keep strong
Mark Powell – Forgot to ask, how is the rower coming along? I’ve done Baldilocks before, too…
Xtina -Spoke to the boys yesterday. They’re planning to boatjack my chocolate supply. That’s why I’ve come running up North, nothing to do with the weather
Robert – Poor Simon Prior, that must be absolutely gutting.
Hazel Rossetti -Hadn’t thought of bracelet maker, good idea. I need to rethink everything now.
Linda Morison- Ah, the good ‘ole 90 East ridge. I’m past there now. Water wasn’t murky but the swell was biiig and confused and there were lots of currenty bits.
John Williams – The ocean says hello! Did you go back to 85 degrees East for another look?!
Charlie Pitcher – Are you waterborne yet?