The Temperature’s Rising
11th February 2019
The wind has started to pick back up again today, I hope it will continue to develop over the next few days. If it does it will mean a nice swift passage for the last third of the crossing.
I can feel that the temperature is rising too, in the evenings now it’s quite a nice warm breeze coming through. I still have to put a jacket on of a nighttime but then I do feel the cold.
There has been a real increase in the amount of seaweed, it goes past in great big long runs. At one point I realised I was sat in the middle of half a rugby pitch size patch, I slowed right down as I tried to drag the boat through it.
I really hoped that none of it ended up round the rudder as that would mean getting back in to clear it.
I check the bottom of the boat every few days using my GoPro camera on a stick, so a lot of my footage is of the bottom of the boat. I will have to check it all when I get back in case there was something lurking in the background that I missed!
Once through the field of seaweed I did the same with my camera and was pleased to see it was clear.
I am not really sure what time zone I am in now? My phone has not updated so is still on UK time, by my phone sunrise is now 9am and sunset is 9pm so don’t think I am that far out, maybe a few hours.
I have now eaten all the fruit, cheese and chocolate (the chocolate went the day after) I am really sad about that. Eating the oranges was such an amazing treat from the usual food. With the cheese I was giving myself a piece every two hours as a treat, so that did not last too long either.
The good news is I have a beer left, I am still saving this for my last sunset.
Everything is still good, although, I am keeping up my stretching as I am definitely feeling the effects now. I think I might sleep for England when I get back.
There is not much more to report today, other than rowing a lot and staying positive. Keeping my fingers crossed for a trouble free remainder of the crossing.
Take care, and night night