Surfing at 20 miles per hour - Day 61

JJ Rowers
Jamie Facer-Childs and James Thysse
Sat 20 Jun 2009 09:29
 Surfing at 20 miles per hour – Day 61

How amazing is it to be in a British Rail carriage with people all around and getting a call from the Indian Ocean. I am not sure what people made of it as I listened to an excited description of surfing 40 foot waves. “ You're what? Surfing 40 foot waves? Right now? And you've got time to phone me? It's what? A massive adrenalin rush! I bet. How fast? You clocked 17.9 knots – more than 20 miles per hour!” I noticed a few looks as if to say what is this man on – people don't surf 40 foot waves whilst talking on the phone!

There is no doubt that the experience of difficulties of the past weeks has been transformed into an experience of exhilaration. These boys are experiencing real highs and joys on this crossing. They are getting on well and simply taking things as they come and, even if they run out of food, I think they will keep going on their optimism.