It’s all a bit ‘meh!’
15th January 2019
Today has been a bit of a ‘meh’ day! By that I mean a bit middle of the road.
It was good to have the wind behind me at last, but still hard going to even get the boat above 2kts. It was all a bit overcast so the batteries don’t charge as well meaning less time for tunes on the speaker. I know the better winds are coming but it’s another day trudging through the treacle factor to get there.
The very good news is that this time when I stop for a break I actually drift in the right direction! So was able to give myself half hour and 45min breaks in between shifts this time which is how I caught up on all my blogs.
I have had some great feedback about my blogs, I have been told it’s like reading a book that the ending has not been written yet. I am glad I have taken the time out to do them as well. I bet if I had not written these and you asked how was it I would not remember half this stuff, so it’s great to have a record. Perhaps Angelina Jolie might play me in my film! Lol!!
Saw another turtle today floating by, this one didn’t stop for a chat though. That must be 8 I have seen now. Am I exactly following some kind of turtle route to Barbados? It reminds me of the film Finding Nemo!
Rowing today has its own challenges to past days. With little wind it’s been really flat water most of the time, which means I can use a really good technique, getting lots of purchase in the water and giving a good amount of propulsion with both oars.
Today as the waves are now getting up I am constantly missing a stroke, or a wave blocks the oar so I smack my shin with the handle. I guess this is another reason for feeling ‘meh.’ I was expecting a great day on the oars with the wind behind me. Instead I got just as hard a day with only a small increase in speed.
Oh well, overnight the wind should really kick in then the great catch up begins! I think I am about 180miles behind the world record pace at the moment, with a few weeks to go this is very achievable to catch up on. Bring it on!!!
My memory foam seat cushion lost its memory. It has been a godsend but is now flat as a pancake! I have managed to fashion a seat out of an inflatable fender and it’s really comfortable! It’s actually the most comfy place to sit on the boat now!!
Off to get some rest now ready for the Aurora tomorrow!!! I am loving this adventure.