Position 14:54N 57:21W
Well! Who would've thought a coat hanger and lashings of gaffer tape could
be so instrumental in transporting 11 crazy crew 3000miles across the
Atlantic Ocean? Astounding!
My words are chosen carefully here with "crazy" being a significantly
operative word. You would agree if only you could bear witness to the pre
'power shower' activity and related frenzy of nakedness on deck, only to be
met with - as is all too often the case - a feeble dribble... just enough to
soap up... (it's the best gag of the heavens - funny every time for Him
upstairs!) That said, there was a tremendous downpour after dark when those
on watch were head to toe in oilskins (He's still laughing!).
There's a great feeling of excitement and a more concentrated craziness now
as we approach the finish... With only 200 miles to go and with other boats
more and more frequently appearing on the horizon, everything is pointing
towards the finish. (Everything, that is, except us as a momentary glitch in
Peter's concentration spins us round a full 180 to face, what could be, a
long old haul back to Las Palmas!). It has been a long old journey -
probably the longest any of us have ever been on or will ever take again.
20 days... that's about 5 days longer than most of us had mentally prepared
for, and the resulting damage to mental health is becoming quite apparent!
We're looking forward to a more horizontal and static life to come in which
one doesn't have to pee sideways, nor sleep gripping the side of the bed,
nor cook, clean or wash up at ever shifting angles ranging from -45 to +45
Hey, if you want to see something funny, it might be worth coming to St
Lucia in the early hours of Saturday morning to watch the crew step off EH01
on to dry land. Could be entertaining...!
Sophia reporting on behalf of this crazy bunch and passing on best wishes to
all family and friends. We're looking forward to being back in touch as
soon as we can and hearing what's been going on in the big wide world out