REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL. PARTS 1--2 AND 3
18th June 2005 12:00 BST 4546.0000N,03223.0000W,0M
In the words of Ian Dury and The Blockheads, [for those of you not old enough to remember please ask parents], todays update will follow the theme of one of the crews fave songs.
PART 1: Finally the winds from the West have arrived and appear to have settled in for a few days at least. We've heard the one about chickens and counting, but between you and us the forecast looks promising. So we'll be making hay while the wind blows, or something like that.
PART 2: You'll see in todays image just a few of the many of you that have supported us in our adventure. These hull names, all over the inside of NATTY B continue to remind us how many people have given time and money to help us . Along with the fantastic and inspirational messages on our website. Thank you all, and keep the messages coming.
PART 3: Every now and then the four of us have to remind ourselves just exactly where we are and what we're doing. The effort required and the daily routine can easily let us forget what a prvilaged position we are in. Rowing a 4 man boat West to East across the North Atlantic O cean, a position few have ever or will ever be in. Add to that the chance to make history, what more can we say.
So there's our reasons to be cheerful, hope you like 'em. Maybe you can send us some of yours.
Further cause for celebration today is the 70th birthday of Larry Morris, the father of top trailer reverser Nige. Congratulations sir from Nige, Rob, George and Steve.
Finally one last reason to be cheerful. Georges porridge continues to improve. Unfortunately the boil in the bags..................no, you'll have to wait for that one.
Yours Aye, The Crew.