A near miss!
3rd Feb 2019
I just had a flying fish go past my face about a foot away!! If I had been at the catch rather than the end of the drive I would have been knees bent, slid forward, and the thing would have smacked me clean in the side of the head! It’s also a good job it had some height or it would currently be decorating the side of the boat!
Wow, I have seen so much fish life today. My blue mate with the yellow fins has brought some friends along to see the strange lady rowing mid Atlantic. At one point there were about eight of them. The belly flop fish have been jumping all around the boat (every time I get my camera out they stop) and the flying fish have been travelling round all over the place in groups.
The last couple of days I have also seen big balls of sea weed floating past. Sadly I also saw a plastic lid off a large tub float past – I keep logging these in my blogs as when I get back I can do a report of what I have seen at each location across the ocean. It will be interesting to work out an idea of how much stuff is floating in our oceans and devastating to think what has already sunk below.
My water maker made about 5 litres today without (touch wood) too much trouble, so even if it’s cloudy tomorrow I have a good couple of days worth to keep me going. The sun even made a bit of an appearance today, not much but enough to go short sleeve. I can actually start to feel the temperature start to rise a bit the further south I go, although sometimes I do wonder if I actually took a wrong turn and am in the North Sea with all the cloud and rain there has been.
I really do feel comfortable and at ease out here on the ocean, I love the sounds the sights and how each day brings something new. The sea state at the moment is pretty moderate, so not the exciting surf waves that I love, but it does make for better living conditions. I have been much less likely to get drenched by a wave or try and move round the boat without getting washed off your feet. It does mean slower going than I would like but I am just taking each day as it comes and working the conditions as best I can.
I have been listening to an audio book today while rowing which really made the time go. It’s a 15hr book which I finished a short while ago, so that’s 15hrs rowing today. Still feeling fit, strong and healthy, so let’s see what tomorrow brings. I am ready for you!!!