Melting Chocolate Challenge
7th February 2019
Not much to report today, no close encounters of the fishy kind and no visitors bringing beer!
It’s been a bit overcast today with a few spots of rain, but still enough sun to keep my spirits up.
The wind seems to have picked up slightly today, and if it were not for my two spells of bad weather, this would be perfect wind speeds to get me comfortably within world record time. Unfortunately, despite pushing the limits to regain some ground I am still about 2 days behind the pace, so I really need some stronger more challenging conditions to close the gap.
There are very light winds predicted over the weekend which is not good news at all, but from Monday it should pick up again. With just over two weeks to go it’s a long shot that I can catch up, but the fat lady has not sung yet so I will continue to put every effort in until the last minute.
I had an orange with breakfast and lunch today, I can not tell you how good they were. To have eaten nothing fresh for a month then bite into a juicy orange was just heaven. I have also eaten the whole 600g dairy milk bar. It was starting to melt so I had to act fast. Don’t worry, I got it all in time.
Then as an after dinner treat I opened the cheese. Wow! I have no idea what short of cheese it is but my goodness it’s amazing. I reckon I ate 200g of cheese so let’s hope I don’t have weird dreams later. The only thing that would have made the cheese better would be a glass of port… Let’s see what the next passing yacht has on board!
I am starting to feel the effects a little now. My fingers are a bit stiff, my hands are holding up well, but despite lots of moisturiser they are very dry. And my bottom – it’s definitely not getting picked for the next tennis player poster. I am still fit and healthy, but 12 hours per day rowing is starting to catch up with me.
Well that’s all my news for today, stay tuned for the next instalment on board True Blue.
Thank you everyone for your continued support, it really does make a difference knowing that everyone is routing for me.