How are you all today? Red arrow is on the move
again after we decided to have a night on the anchor as progress was so slow
yesturday. When we got the stats through that we were the only boat moving
forward, but it was hard, we decided we could afford a rest and get going this
afternoon. Better still, even though we dont know what other boats have been
doing, conditions are good now and we were back rowing at 10am thismorning
covering in 2 hours what took us 8 yesturday. Were on the move, were not racing
but we are defo chasing!!!! The only down side...? my fingers have totally sezed
up, they are better once i row but not rowing kills them!
So, i know tom mentioned the whales yesturday, but
did he tell you i nearly went def because of them. I admittly got quite excited
as these whales (willma and willy) were with us for at least 3 hours that when
they were behind us and went under i decided to take an underwater photo but
stuck my head under as well. Little did i know that they would be talking to
each other and the high pitch nosie was defening. If you think listening to your
mother is bad, this was really bad. BUT i got my photo, not as foxy as Terry's
miss'es but they were very good looking/handsome. At one point you could see
there finn's ahead of the boat with us following going into the sunset, it was
On top of this, that night i did a 10 hours shift.
How did i do that? It was simple really, and i cant tell you why i remember this
one. I did my shift from 10 till 12 midnight and then returned to the cabin. I
promtly fell asleep where by i dreamt that i was on the thames with two clients
of mine, david M and philip F. The problem is is that david tends to peak too
early and so i was left, after about 10 minutes to take his place in the boat.
It was fine, but when i got woken up by tom to do my shift i couldnt understand
why i was rowing again. Not thinking too much about it, i started my shift and
saw it through to 4am. Back to sleep, the same dream occured ecept this time it
was phiip who was nackered and i rowed again only to be followed by tom calling
me again. OH the confussion, had me all over the place. It then took me all day
I promise you it might sound like im loosing my
mind, but im not.........honest.
Right, im gonna go, but two messages for
people following text messages:
Anton, i think we have done what you
wanted............its been our target from the start. Might be worth
printing it off as we dont know how long it will last.
Oli Dud: Mate, your texts are great, they are the
ones we look forward to the most, and have us laughing the most. You
have won joke of the day according to Dave the Dorado. Except Terry the
tuna reckons it was rubbish and im afraid he's more
speak in a few days.