This morning was a great start to the day. I opened
today's letter and fround some cereal, was brilliant. Also, had some milk for
some tea at the bottom of my compartment, was like being at home, my first shift
was easy!!!!! Thanks Hannah!
So at 2pm yesturday, i told tom we were rowing
again. I was fed up with sitting around doing nothing and to be honest, i was
beginning to get a bit sore lying on my back in a smelly cabin doing nothing.
The local weather around us suggested we went abit early, but we battled away
and in the last 24 hours, with winds not favourable, we managed 40 miles
according to our GPS. What this means to our distnace towards antigua, i have no
idea, but we are moving.
We have rowed since 2pm yesturday in a shift
patteren that left me on the grave yard shift again, 2-4am. But it was fine.
Although i was gutted having not seen the full moon this last week i was treated
to an amost full moon come over the horizon and then sit above us like a light
bulb. When it happened, i was thinking about everybody i know, so tonight,
around 11pm your time, have a look out the window and look at it, i will be
doing the same.
The winds have now changed and are more in our
favour, not perfect, but getting there. I hope we can do 4 or 5 days of 50
milers, i really dont see why not. Im kinda at a loss as to why we havent been
able to so far on a regular bases but im defo trying and tom certianlly tooks
like he is, i just dont know why were arent and everybody else is.
I was shocked with how simple it was in La Gomera
to pass race rules without showing much proof of food. Maybe this is where we
are at fault, were in a heavy boat because we could feed africa and other crews
cant?? Who knows.
I havent really got too much to write
about.....again. I was thinking i might to a bonno-ess pretching session about
how beautiful the world is out here, but im gonna hold fire until we have had a
few good days of weather pushing us towards the finish. I dont want
the atlantic thinking ive let my guard down just yet, there is a fairly long way
to go. Having said that by the end of next week we could be at halve way, if the
weather holds, that would be great.
Ok, im gonna sign out, please keep sending the
emails and texts, they always make us smile. But i must warn you, we are having
problems with our sat phone and all this communication happens through this, so
if you dont hear from us, dont panic. Only if the dot disappeares, then
speak to you all soon.
char earn: thanks for the emails batman, also
texts. And your hat is doing great!
greg, no words this time to put in the blog. Did
anybody spot them last time??????!