The Longest Week
27th June 2005 12:00BST 4658.0000N,02217.0000W,0M
Yesterday saw the continuation of our slog against the ever present East North East wind, it has been with us for 4 days and to date been the most consistent weather we have had since leaving St Johns 28 days ago. Until now the weather has changed daily and when we cast our minds back we can recall some pretty epic days! Todays picture was taken on day 14, seconds prior to this being taken we were hit by a breaking wave that to this day astounds all of us that we are still here.
On the brightside the high pressure that sits over us bought clear skies and glorious sunshine yesterday. Such was the warmth of the rays that three of the more hygenic crew members Rob, George, and Nigel took the opportunity to take a dip over the side we wont lie and say it was warm but certainly very refreshing. Steve's excuse for not going in? "I dont do in the water!" Seems he does'nt do washing either.
Well boat speed is increasing as we are able to spoil ourselves with double rations increasing not only our energy but reducing the weight of the boat.
Acting on information given by Mr Vivaldi, a raid was carried out on a portside locker late last night. The raid was a success with Lucky being recovered alive and well along with a stowaway! The exact relationship between the two is not yet known and it is still not clear who posted the ransom note?. Following interviews we hope to release more information tomorrow.
Yours in Rowing