By Liam // Friday 28 Sep // 15:47:11 // 33 Comments
Hello to everybody back at home! Sorry I haven’t been in touch so far, but I’ve been struck down pretty bad by the seasickness. The ocean has been really rough for the last few days, and a lot of people on this boat seem to have been stripped right down to their most basic survival skills. Even putting on boots to go outside has been a really hard job. A lot of us seem to be more or less in bed all the time.
Today I had to leave my watch because I needed to vomit, but was asked to help lower a sail before I left…it’s still pretty choppy out at sea, and Beth (who I share my watch with, along with Dallas and Nick) and I had a lot of trouble completing this task. Beth fell down and got soaked by a wave, and I took a bit of a smack to the side of the head. I came back in, made a sick, and had a little nap. Nice.
My days seem to have consisted mostly of trying to wake up in time for my watch; remembering to eat; trying not to throw up; and drinking plenty of water so I don’t get dehydrated. So far I’m failing on most fronts, which is a shame because the food is really great on here. I am remembering to drink water though, so that’s something at least. I’m keeping a smiling face about it all, and seem to be cracking a lot of bad jokes, so it can’t be that bad! Been doing an awful lot of slipping around the cabin. I think I damn near broke my coccyx yesterday slipping across the floor into a table.
I’d really love to speak to my girlfriend. I thought that when I was told that there would be broadband on the ship, that I’d be able to maintain some kind of e-mail contact. It would understandably be a bit of a logistical nightmare to do so. It was incredibly moving to receive messages from back home today though.
Damian, Sarah, thank you for looking after Carys for me! Glad to hear all is good there, thanks for sending me a message. Keep it coming!
Carys I’m doing well, a little sick, but resting lots and looking forward to seeing some wildlife! By the way, my tiger toy doesn’t smell the same as it did when it left.I miss you terribly. Sorry I can’t keep in touch at the minute, hope you’re keeping that flat tidy lady! Send me some more messages!
I’m sure that when this passage is over, Greenland will be absolutely breathtaking.that’s what I’m holding out for at the minute. I’m looking forward to hitting land, and rediscovering the ability to walk like a normal person. The things that lay ahead will surely be something to behold.
I’ve also had lots of ideas for new songs, but the current conditions and my inability to find my backside with both hands mean that I’m finding it a little hard to put pen to paper.
And that’s it really, apart from a brief run-in with a few dolphins at the start of the week, which was really beautiful. But theirs was only a fleeting visit. Not to worry, I’m sure we’ll see more.
Until next time, I bid you all adieu.
From the top of the world,
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