the race had started on the 6th December then our worse case scenario
would have been that we would have been pulling into Antigua for mid to late
February but never still going in March! Anyhow there is nothing we can do about
that now and we’ve safely passed through another month. Unless something goes
seriously wrong we will finish the race this month! As I type the GPS is showing
565 miles to run so if we can sustain 50 miles per day we have another 12 days
at sea. This would get us into English Harbour to see all our Family &
Friends and then rush off and watch England v Scotland in the Six
had a tough night last night and he’s described it as “my worst night yet”.
During changeover he looked in pieces and during one shift had covered a mile
which is not like him at all. I experienced this early on in the race but
thankfully haven’t recently. Your body is so tired it just wants to sleep and
you’re trying to force it to stay awake and put it through 2 hours of exercise.
Eventually the body will shut down and Rich had found himself losing an hour but
maintaining that he rowed when he was asleep. Not sure how that works but
thankfully he’s back on the oars now and fighting fit.
had a brief call with the office on Friday and it was good to have a quick chat
with Eugene and the crew. It doesn’t appear that I’ve missed anything and
everything seems to have continued as normal. As soon as I hung up I meant to
ask what was on the canteen menu that day as I’ve really missed the canteen. See
you all when I’m back to work in April and keep all the texts and emails coming.
Can someone clarify once and for
all if Jo is pregnant please?????
one of my nightshifts last night I was thinking – I’ve done a fair bit of
thinking since I’ve been away. Remembering some good times and also some bad
times, thinking about things I’m proud of and also things I’m not so proud of,
things I want to do in the future, places I want to visit – basically anything
that enters my head. Last night I was thinking about quotes and the quote,
“Happiness is a journey not a destination” got me thinking………... Firstly,
whoever wrote that hasn’t spent 56 days on an ocean rowing boat – the journey
has been one hell of a challenge, a huge adventure, an escape from normal life
and whilst there have been many happy moments there has also been some serious
soul searching. So, the journey has not always been happy! Secondly, are you
telling me that we won’t be happy when we arrive into Antigua? What a load of
b*llocks – I will be ecstatic, the happiest man alive, on cloud nine………you get
the drift. To me, the happiness in this trip is the destination. Perhaps whoever
wrote that quote should sign up for the next race and when they finish then let
me know if they still think they’ve got it right!
more from me today as I need to get some shut eye
row must go on – Antigua here we come.
few personal messages from me…….
We’re getting there and thanks for the text.
Not sure which DVD you mean? Love to Grace &
Thanks for the text commentary from Twickers.