Big news my friends, we had our first flying fish
yesturday which can only mean one thing, we are going south!!!
It was beautiful, Little body and little wings. I
didnt actually see it on deck as the first time i saw it was when i took my shoe
off and there it was firmly attached to my sole. It looked so peiceful but a
slightly strange shape. As far as i know it could have been on my foot for days,
getting squashed, but it was defo there! I have this image of them being
big, it was about the size of a small white bait fish you get at a restruant in
london, but thats not the point, we have flying fish!!!
So, apart from that, what else has happened? We
contiuely get updates about how we are falling back in the feild and although
rowing 50 miles a day, not gettring a whole lot cloeser to Antigua. Well, were
hoping this might change. Our goal was to reach 30degrees west and 20 degrees
north by monday. We have almost reached our north point and so we are gonna turn
west over the next few days, this should mean that the miles we do,
should be miles to antigua. Were not racing but we have to beat "spirit of
MA" and to put one over "no fear" would be good as well. Besides, i quite fanncy
a walk on a beach in antigua this side of march.
Tom had a tough night at the office last night and
actually packed in the graveyard shift for a bit. I got going again and by 6.30
tom was ready to go again. When your body shuts down, its not fun and it can
happen so i was glad to take over.
I manged to have good feed this morning so im
feeling pretty good as well, i hate to say it, but although im missing the uk
alot and particualy hannah, i am slowy getting into a routine here and enjoying
it in places. Life is very simple and so far red arrow is working
Not sure what the highlight of today will be. We
have water to make which means i might be able to have wash! Amy our rowing
coach is off to Rio tonight and said she would flush the aeroplane loo whilst
over us, that could be the highlight or maybe the fact that in my snack pack i
have a peperammi, mars bar and snickers bar, thats a good pack.
So, we are 4 days from christmas, actually it will
be my thrid for this year as i had the best christmas on 7th novemebr before i
left, then christmas day itself was a bonus in UK and now actually here. I may
well go all festive on monday, sorry in adavance!!
We are doing an interview on BBC Radio london
tonight at 7.45pm so if you can tune in then please do, i think its goona be me
as tom wil be rowing, how lucky are all of you.
Ok, i better go, i believe its snowing in the uk, i
hope your enjoying it.
ps, sunburn rating: 0.5/10 (slight redness on upper
thigh. restrain yourself ladies!)
facial hair rating 4/10 (yeti status not far
A few reply to text messages and
Jo Gap... hands are getting better, its my
ass thats the problem, could you rub it for me??
Sarah, its about 7,500 calories per day but im
struggling to get more than about 3,000 in. Luckly im used to that and the fatty
food we have on board means that my body can function on that. Im trying to eat
more though. We will see. Cant really be more specific than that, drinking about
5 lites/7 litres per day with barroca, energy drinks and hydration sachets to
boot, doing the trick so far. Am feeling fine and have energy, wee smeels abit
fuuny and not pooing how i should, but we are getting there.
WHISTLING AT THE DOLPINS? Really? I'll give it ago.