Whales Dolphins Terry the Turtle Cats and Dogs
14 June 2001 | Pacific
Its been like Wildlife on One around here! We have seen marine wildlife every day since the last update which has been uplifting and exciting. Albert the Albatross continues to visit and we were joined by a new breakfast partner Terry the turtle this morning which was nice. We have been able to get some great video footage in fact it is fair to say we are geting quite arty darling. I have just come off watch in which I spent the wettest three hours of my life as we have been hit by high winds and monsoonal rains today, wetter then a camping holiday in Wales which should bring a smile to my Mum and Dad. We will be rowing until last light as the waves are little bit big to row during the night for this our eighth storm. Our Gul waterproofs have been put through the mill have proved to be fantastic and I would advise the Atlantic rowers to use Gul as it is second to none. You will all see on the Xplot that we have now reached 161 West which has been a great boost to our moral we have had to fight hard to cover each degree of longitude. We have had a storm a week and 70% head winds we are very pleased with our progress so far. Being a Royal Marine I view each degree of longitude as a heavley defended trench there are currently 31 trenchs to take to the half way mark, no dramas! Keep the messages coming we really enjoy your comments good luck to Terry, Sue and the crew of Assauge for the season and thanks for messages from Terry, Kim, Louay and nick. Still on the sailing scene good luck Big Guy and Wee Billy thanks for toasting me in the Peir View. In the words of Richard III 'My kingdom for a sail' springs to mind in fact I dream about sail boats every night. Get well soon to Geoff in Exmouth hospital, big up to Cath, Sedge and Katy in Bude and Titch and Sandy it is not one of my wind ups I am rowing the Pacific its not a website con. Big love to my Mum and Dad hope the your holiday was groovey big hug to Sis and of course Ang. Anyway until next time keep it real.