Yesterday was my favourite day rowing in the ocean so far. I’d been
dreaming about doing this for so many years and this afternoon was the picture
that I had in my head – clear blue sky, gentle rolling waves, a subtle tailwind,
the sun beating down on my back and not another boat to be seen. It is a far cry
from my daily slog up and down the A316 to my normal desk job. To top it off a
handful of dolphins then swam along by the boat but flipper and his friends
quickly disappeared. I feel very privileged to be out here in the Atlantic and
experiencing these sights and I’m savouring every last minute.
just when the sun was setting and I was getting ready for my 18:30 shift in the
cabin a rogue wave decided to come through the back window soaking half the
cabin and our mattressing. What a f*cker I can tell you but thankfully none of
the electrics were affected and we’re drying the foam out on deck today. The
cabin is now damp which isn’t ideal but it could have been worse. Lesson learnt
– don’t have the back window open ever, even when you think it is calm.
sorry for the delay. The shuffle is amazing and I especially love the Ali
G clips – old but gold. Thanks for arranging all the personal
Debra Searle -
we’re really chuffed you’re following our progress. We’re just over a
week into the race now and I can’t imagine Rich getting off and finishing on my
own. After now experiencing some time at sea – massive respect from us both.
Keep in touch.
I read your letter yesterday and I was touched. Top man.
The Yelling’s -
stick to Athletics as you’re no good at singing! Thanks for the lucozade
bits – I’m having a recovery bar as I type. Looking forward to meeting
nice audio message about “if the cabins rocking, don’t come knocking
because Rich is probably……!”. Thanks for the daily messages you’ve written – you
must have had some help with them as they are quite funny.
likewise, it must have taken you hours to write 65 double sided messages.
I read them everyone morning. Also, I loved the “The Pursuit of Happyness” DVD you sent out with Hilary. I watched
it the other day when we were on para-anchor – one up side for not having to
row! Miss ya.
my first ever email from you – thank you, thank you. I’m going to print
it out and frame it when I get back. I bet Mum’s PC screen is covered with tipp
sorry to hear about you and Joost. I’m sure your brother in law will do
his best to line you up with an Antiguan local when you come over!
have you sent the present to team leader Laura yet?????
Lynda & Charles -
thanks for the text and when you’re flying overhead to go on your cruise
could you see if you can air drop me a food parcel?
The Whitelings -
hope you had a good time in Barbados and thanks for your support
before I sign off I want to share a text message with you that made me
“Is it fair to say there’d be less
litter in Britain if blind people were given pointed sticks” – thanks Cath
here we come.