A mental milestone. All numbers are falling.
Strange to think however
that, though we are more than half way, we are
probably as far from any land
as we will actually be. One can almost
get vertigo out here if you think about it too hard.
Flying fish have been a regular feature of every day.
Skittering off across the waves from the bow, and occassionally getting it wrong
and landing on deck. Ant had a close shave at night with one whistling
past his ear whilst he was on watch.
Observation - Water water
As Fred Astaire once sang, 'I joined the navy to see the
world, and what did
I see, I saw the sea'. Thankfully the sea and the sky
have been an ever
changing spectacle, and sunsets, shooting stars, moonlit
seas have provided
an absorbing backdrop to dolphins, flying fish, and what
we like to think
have been boobys and frigate birds. Also, Led thinks he saw
a whale. Ant who
was next to him didn't see it, but anyone who has seen Ant's
prescription will appreciate that this in no way undermines Led's
We have plenty of water to drink and cook with, but
a combination of limited
electricity (and hence limited water making) and
overzealous clothes washing
has led to a new, improved water regime. Washing
is frowned on, and so we
now have dirty bodies in clean
Kay and GIles getting down after happy hour.