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Date: 07 Feb 2016 12:37:06
Title: Brazil Next

13:51:7S 32:54:2W
 
Sunday 7th February 2016
 
A Thought from Theo
 
As my leg of the trip moves into it’s final stages, I can start my sarcastic pre-reminiscence,
“Oh, I’m going to miss the raw physicality of having to flush the toilet with a manual pump! And when will I ever get to use my newly learnt skill of accurately throwing toilet paper out of a porthole?!”, I’ll say. Now, I’m not going to get all high and mighty and claim that I’ll live my life differently once I get my feet back on solid ground, in my experience, these epiphanies tend to last about 2 weeks at best. And I’m not making out that this is, by any means, a meagre existence, we eat well, nap in the sun and read until our hearts our content.  But the reality is, I’ve become aware of a change in perception while I’ve been at sea, I’m appreciating things more because I have less. For example, the day that we reached the half way point between St. Helena and Salvador I had a shower, a slice of cheese, half a can of beer AND a slice of fruitcake. ‘What a celebration!’ I thought, ‘this is the best day’. And I don’t even usually like fruitcake!
 
Miles travelled in the last 24 hours: 130 miles
Miles to Salvador: 379 miles
 

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