Cabin fever alround today. Its sunday and we came
in on wednesday i think, so 5 das now and looking like another 2 to go. We might
get lucky and start rowing tomorrow, but we will see.
Having said that, this time in the cabin has
allowed me and tom to learn a few things about each other. Firslty we both
smell. I have to say, i smell worse than him but thatsa mainly to my smelly towl
which HE washed the other day and it smelt worse after the wash than
before. Secondly, if we could, we would both be off to Goumety burger bar
right now and have a bananna milkshake, ah, that would be great. Thirdly and
possibly, the funnest for me, is just how long it takes him to right a blog and
that he has a template for them. Now, i was thinking about this over night
(whilst he was sleeping in his starfish pose which gives me no room), if he
writes his blogs like that, you guys must be getting super factual blogs
from him. All organised and to the point. Mine on the otherhand have been
exactly how i have seen the situation on that day. I hope both have been
effective in thier own ways.
One of the hardest things for me about being in the
cabin is that i cant have my daily cry. Being so close to "emotionless" tom as
we will call him, and im sure he wont mind me saying that, is that i cant
express myself how i would have liked to. you always feel better after a cry.
Maybe im not so tired and im getting away from it, but its differecult to get my
head around sometimes!!!!
So, i havent ventured out the cabin much but i did
yesturday manage to spend an hour of so on deck. I even managed some food, clean
my teeth and a poo (i wont go on about it, but i wasnt that gutted when the
bedpan disappeared!) but since then have been back in the cabin. The waves
havent been that big just hitting the boat quite hard. Its funny, its the small
ones that sound the worse, but we are still serviving. Although last night i was
talking alot in my sleep, im not quite away with the fairies just yet. No
doubt that day will come.
The most frustrating thing about this whole process
is the sitting around knowing that you are going backwards, all be it, not much
and others are moving back more. Our GPS says we lost another 8 miles last night
but i think that is more on our next weypoint rather than antigua. We are defo
drifiting south which is why we have taken the route we have to allow us to do
that so it cant be all bad. The only really pain is that we are now the wrong
side of W31 Degrees but its ok.
So, on the agenda today, we get to have a new years eve party tonight, sparklers and all,
thanks hannah, then its off to bed before we/i row until we cant row no more and
antigua hopefully stops us. I haver no idea where this acceleration zone is
or weather we are in it, but if it does exist, we will let you know when we
are moving. 50 miles a day will get us in on 6th march, i hope we can do something like that, there's no excuss why we
cant. I think i talk on behalf of both of us, we just want to get moving, make
progress and get home.
gerg, got a few in there.
ness, massive congrats, am thinking of you.
hello everybody else!!!