well its day 18 and we have been away for the uk
for over a month now. the time has really flown by and we are quickly nearing
the halfway stage of our journey. each day goes by in the blink of an eye
although the nights a little slower. last night went particularly slow for me,
during my 2nd break i managed to fall asleep only to be woken by a rush of sea
water which had managed to find its way through the air vent soaking me and
absolutely everything else! i tried frantically to clear up the water before it
destroyed our laptop and other equipment and when sufficiently satisfied i put
on my raincoat and went back to sleep on the soaking sleeping bag.
the sea has been pretty nuts for a few days now,
the waves seem to come from all angles so the shifts are spent steering rather
than rowing. we are both being constantly knocked off the seat and the constant
crashing of waves over the side means that we are both covered in salt. as a
result our backsides are in a bad way again which is very annoying as we almost
had them under control. by my reckoning we are due a few good days soon, ive
already put in a request to the man upstairs.
as ive mentioned before, when we finish we will
become 2 of very few peolpe to have ever done this, therefore 99.9% of the
population will never experiece:-
a feeling of sitting on razor blades for 12 hours a
a maximum of 45 minutes sleep at one
a menu with only 4 options
trying to go to the toilet on a bucket which
moves like a bucking bronco
sores and blisters everywhere
niall spread legged and
niall is slowly being dragged down to my
intellectual level, he is currently making words up such as 'directionality' and
his latest gem on me requesting the temptations on his mp3 he replied 'is that
under the or t'?!
hi to all of my family mum, dad, jess (of course),
sam, stacey, austin, grahame and the kids erin, tayler and evie. they have been
emailing me every day which has been great. they all feel such a part of this
adventure and i cant wait to see them when i get back to the uk.
quick question, jess and i will be geeting 2
puppies when i get back to the uk, a girl and a boy. now we have a name for the
boy but have no clue what to call the girl so suggestions would be welcome. oh
and keep it clean please.
its saturday today so most of you will have
finished work until after christmas, enjoy the festive period and remember dont
drink and drive!