Ahoy there to all my dedicated followers – I am back. Or should I say I am nearly back. I arrived back on solid ground last Friday (17th July) and arrived home last Saturday evening exhausted. Since then I have been trying to get myself straight. You know what it’s like after a holiday – lots of washing! Thank goodness for hubby he did most of it by last Sunday evening so that I could focus on resting and recovering from our voyage to be fit for work this week. All that on top of an injury he sustained himself – that’s another story! I don’t know where I would be without him – I certainly would not have been on a tall ship taking part in the tall ship races!
I kept a journal while I was away and will be publishing it slowly but surely over the next few weeks. Some of it I wrote on my phone – until I gave up trying to write long posts with predictive text on a rolling sea – the words were all wrong. A lot I wrote in my very special penguin pad (the penguins actually move on the cover when you tilt it). Then there was about 4 days of the journal that I had no choice but to dictate onto my mobile phone lying curled up in my bunk – the sea was far too roly to write, plus I had not found my sea legs, or should I say head and stomach at that point! It didn’t take long though to get my sea legs and return to writing in my pad even when the sea was rolling.
I will probably be spending this weekend sorting through all my photos on my very special memory stick – and it sure is that – a stick containing lots of fantastic memories. It contains photos that we took and also those taken by other crew members. I am looking forward to looking through it. Once I have done this I plan to start publishing my journal on my blog and hopefully I will have some great photos to add to it as I go.
Thank you for staying with me whilst I have been gone and hopefully soon you will be able to read all about my big adventure which has been a wonderfully challenging achievement.