Jimmy Sails World
Things here are very much the same although this evening we have a little bit of wind, can we make it count... only time will tell but we never quit so we can but see! the day has been frustrating for those on deck trying to sail what with no wind but we have had some sights...

Turtles again but this time we are calling them turtle buses as on two separate occasions turtles have had sea birds hitching a ride on their backs, poor devils! very cute though, not sure if anyone managed any photos though.

We saw pilot whales from a distance and a group of seals :porpoising out of the water. they do this to avoid predators... sharks! no swimming for the Q crew! apparently some boats have had people taking a dip! not sure if true or not. a lot of rubbish gets spoken on the radios by skippers trying to psyche out other skippers.... Skipper FM, its a funny thing. The wildlife has been very cool this leg. But the best thing was last night a large "Sea Monster" as we called it swam under our stern after circling the boat. the sea was so flat that the phosphorescent plankton did not glow unless something disturbed it, so as the leviathan swam we could see its luminous shape in the water! Very very cool... I bet Jo is almost crying with fear at he thought!!! it was either a big shark (tiger/ G. White) or a Pilot whale. I think (sadly) pilot whale as some were seen around the boat later that night, but I like to think that our Leviathan was something cooler!!

As I continue this email, it is now morning after my motherwatch and I am reasonably rested. My lasagna and bread went down well yesterday so the food supply on board is doing us well, San Fran gave us a good opportunity to get real tinned meats mmmmmm tasty, well done O.B.!

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    Its like Jim Kirk but without the star dates and I'm not the captain!

     Well here is where you can get to find out a little more about how I'm getting on in my quest for adventure.

    I aim to keep you posted on my training (both how I cope with learning to sail and how I am getting into shape for the race), How I am doing with regards to funding and how much money I have raised for good causes.

    I intend on this to be a journal of everything connected to this epic adventure, so at times it may be funny, sometimes full of grumbles and sometimes down right crazy! but I hope at all times it will reflect my experiences and feelings at the time.

    So watch this space!!!


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