Just a quick blog tonight, as it’s been a long day. There are some plans afoot that I think you’ll be interested in, but they’re not sufficiently developed at this stage for me to tell you about them just yet.
So yes, I’m just being annoying and telling you that they exist, while not telling you what they are. Sorry! I’ll tell you just as soon as I can. Promise.
Meanwhile I have taken a sharp left turn out of the Leeuwin Current that was pushing me south, and am now in friendlier north-flowing waters, although no closer to my destination.
You could say I have traveled a long way, but not got very far. But hey, you can’t rush a good ocean.
UncaDoug – good for you, voluntarily having a cold shower! Like a workout, not fun while it lasts, but you feel good afterwards. If it’s any consolation, my “shower” consists of a quarter bucketful of cold water, a sponge and a drop of shower gel, administered on the deck of a small boat!
Joan – I’d love to write a photography-related post, but not sure quite what. Hmmm, I seem to specialise in waterproof cameras, and photos of self, sea and sky. Seems rather a small niche!
On this day in history…. on Day 12 on the Atlantic, my first oar broke. Hmmm, have broken that record this time around.
Day 12 of first attempt on the Pacific in 2007 was the day that someone decided I needed rescuing and sent out the US Coast Guard to come and get me, very much against my will. So Day 12 in 2011, odd though it has been, has been significantly better than that one!
Re tipping points: I most definitely believe in the phenomenon of tipping points. It’s what gives me hope. Whether we need 2% or 10% or 50% of the population, and whether individuals need to be 30% motivated or 50% or 80% before they will make a change in their lifestyles, I have to believe that my actions might just help nudge a few more individuals towards being a little more motivated. And when you take my efforts combined with the efforts of everybody else striving to make a difference – eventually we will reach that collective tipping point and there will be a mass outbreak of good green common sense!
Sponsored Miles: Roz has still not regained the miles shown yesterday, but has at last managed to turn north again.