As Mum and I were wrapping up our twice-weekly phone call today, she said “I’d better let you get back to your wavebashing.” Good word, I thought, picturing it as an active verb, like spud-bashing (aka peeling potatoes). It seemed an accurate description of the way I bash and splash my way through the waves in rough conditions.
However, after a few more hours of wavebashing, I have decided it is most definitely something the waves do to me, rather than something I do to them. The wind is blowing about 30 knots and the waves have been brutal. I feel like I’ve been in the boxing ring rather than a rowing boat. Well and truly wavebashed, in fact.
And the bashing continues, so I’m going to go and get safely horizontal and strapped in.
Quote for the day – an extra-long one as my blog is so short:
“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.” I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
I don’t know the source of this one. A guess – is it Maya Angelou?
Sponsored Miles: Thanks to Jonathan Whitfeld, Bonnie Sterngold, Tom Grimmett and Patricia Paul. Also to Megan Lutz and an anonymous donor who sponsored miles beyond the number for Roz’s proposed destination – not as far as India.