These Whales is big, Respect!
27 June 2001 | Pacific
I'm still amazed by the size of whales, I know, it sounds silly - but imagine you are by the beach paddling to cool your feet from the hot sun, when suddenly a creature the size of a double decker bus appears next to you. I think you would at least raise your eyebrows! As for me, I leap around shouting whale until Tim comes on deck to view the spectacle. We're very lucky on Crackers as the whales seem to come to us curious as to what we are, then generally swim around the boat. It's as near to Jurassic park as it gets when these wonderful creatures honour us with their presence. Apart from a large whale a couple of days ago we've not seen much wildlife, probably due to the constant rain we have been having forcing us to turn into rowing Zombies in the torrent. The winds have turned against once more forcing us deploy our trusty sea achor. So we're back to doing jobs around the boat and catching up on some sleep after a good stint of rowing. Tim landed his first catch of the trip with a lovely Tuna, I'm no lover of fish but I must admit it tasted wonderful and fresh. We have had a lot of requests from Atlantic rowers for tips, my tip for the week is to buy an ocean sentry from Pains Wessex - ships will not see you without one a simple radar reflector will not work as you're too low in the water. We have have lots of messages from all over the world this week, truly amazing big thanks to Liz Hurley and I am glad you can make it to San Fran, (Ang says pop round for a cup of tea soon), you know where we are. Catherine Zeta Jones nice to hear from you we havent seen you since you were in Cornwall filming Blue Juice all the best to you and Mike, sorry you cant make the party in San Fran. I've been busy working out a bussiness plan for the future and this time next year Ang we'll be millionares...then again! I hope that you are facing your own challenges as we are out here, the hardest thing is accepting the challenge and turning that into your greatest strenghth. Love to Mum and Dad Sian and especially Ang keeping the home fires burning.