In haste once again, as it’s a bouncy old night here on the big blue ocean, and I’m keen to get safely horizontal and strapped in. But I wanted to check in and let you know that all is well on board the good ship Sedna.
It has been a challenging but productive day – sunny and windy and mountainous waves once again giving me fine views across the ocean. The chaps downstairs have been keeping me company, with clusters of 5 or 6 yellowfins frequently visible in the crest of a wave, lining up like surfers and whizzing down the front face as it rolls past me.
And I’ve figured out why the dorados jump so often. It’s so they can take a peek above the surface to check where their favourite FAD is and come back to me!
Today I finished one good book and started another, both of which have contributed to my good mood. The first was Straight Man by Richard Russo, one of my favourite authors since Leo Laporte introduced me to his books. A great read, and laugh-out-loud funny. The fish must have wondered what was causing such hilarity on board!
And the second recommendation is Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography by Rob Lowe, the actor. Although I am not at all sure that the “Only” is in the right position in the title (Stories I Tell Only To My Friends, surely?) it is a great book so far. I’ve only listened to the first 3 or 4 hours, and already we’ve met Liza Minnelli, Martin Sheen, Charlie Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Janet Jackson and all three of Charlie’s Angels. The author is surprisingly self-effacing and likeable.
In fact, the book is so good that when my third and last set of Aquapac earbuds gave up the ghost this evening, I really had no choice but to retrieve my dry-land earbuds from the fore cabin – and this was no trivial task in 20-foot waves, believe me. It is simply the audio equivalent of a book that I can’t put down!
Quote: The trick is growing up without growing old. (Casey Stengel)
Sponsored Miles: Thanks go to Richard Hyman, Lars Rabbe and Carl Jones – all of them have sponsored a number of miles.