All downhill now
4th Feb 2019
Another amazing day on the Ocean, I am absolutely in my element out here. The flying fish are coming past thick and fast now. It’s not going to be long before I am hit by one I am sure. My blue friend has now also been joined by a big green fish. I wish I had brought some sort of I-spy book of birds and fish so I could identify some of the wildlife I am seeing.
The other thing I wish I had done was downloaded more audio books. For the first couple of weeks I hardly listened to any music or books, I am very happy with my own company so didn’t really feel the need to, I just wanted to take in the sights and sounds around me.
On the very few occasions the sun has been fully out I have loved putting on some power tunes to motivate me to row that extra bit longer or up the power just a bit. Ibiza chill out tunes on sunny calm evenings are a nice way to finish a day, but mornings until midday are reserved for the sound of the ocean.
On days like today, not too sunny and not too many waves to challenge the brain, I have enjoyed a few audio books. Today was Dawn French – what a brilliant lady. But, that was the last one I have. The only other thing I have talking wise (I have lots of music) are some ghost story podcasts and real life crime. I am not sure listening to ghost stories on a small boat on my own in the open ocean is such a good idea!!!
I got in and gave the bottom a really good scrape off. There were lots of things growing on it, a lot of which I must have missed on my last bottom clean. I can’t believe so much has grown in such a short time. I started to get a bit apprehensive about getting in again, when in the end I just said to myself “either get in and do a proper job, or don’t be surprised when the boat slows down.”
This time I got right under the boat and got off every last thing clinging on.
Well, I am still ticking off the miles and think I will be half way maybe tonight? I will double check in a minute. So hopefully now I am on the down hill stretch. I am loving this experience but am starting to look forward to a long hot shower and a cold beer – in either order!
Good night, sweet dreams.