Getting back up to speed
Getting some good speeds back up today, it’s a real knack to timing the oars with the waves but when I get it right I can really see the speed going up.
A couple of the waves have caught me side on soaking me, which resulted in me shouting at the sky then laughing at myself!
I don’t feel like time is dragging too much. What I have done already seems to have flown by, still not felt lonely or scared. I just know I have a job I need to get on with so that’s what I do each day.
Life onboard is pretty simple and I am getting to appreciate it, no social media, no demands (apart from the ones I put on myself.) It just really boils down to making sure I eat and drink enough, get as many hours as possible on the oars to keep the speed going, making sure I do take some breaks, and keeping up with maintenance on board.
My biggest worry are my batteries. When it’s nice and sunny they are easy as they charge up no problems and I can run everything I need. Tomorrow looks like it will be cloudy, so I just hope enough sun gets through to charge my batteries.
If I had to switch everything off it would not be a problem I could still manage, but it’s nice to know I can charge electronics when I need to. So whatever higher being you believe in, if you can ask them to send me some sun I would be very grateful.
I have been doing some sums and as long as I don’t get another patch of bad winds I reckon I am still in the running for the world record. Keep on tracking me, I reckon if enough people will me along it’s got to make a difference!
As the night draws in the sky is still pretty bright as we are heading towards a full moon, it’s incredible how much light it gives off!