I am very excited that I have just managed to post my first blog. Sorry it didn’t come through last night. I was having some technical difficulties with the new equipment. That will teach me to set out without having fully tested it all first!
Anyhow, that is one problem now solved. But blogs may still be somewhat intermittent – the satellite connections here at the Equator seem to be very flakey. So please don’t be concerned if my communications are a little erratic. I will do my best, but there’s not much I can do to control the orbit of the satellites.
And at the moment there doesn’t seem to be enough I can do to control the course of my boat, either. I want to go south, but the currents and winds seem to have other ideas. I’m heading west, and a tiny bit north. Not so good. But I’m sure I’ll end up somewhere.
To be honest, I have probably not been contributing as much as I should to the boat’s direction today. I have been feeling very under the weather. It is most unlike me to be off my food, but today I’ve managed one snack bar, a tin of sardines, and a cup of miso soup. And even those have been an effort, due to the heat of the day and the queasiness of my stomach. But I have to keep my energy up. From past experience, I know that it takes me a couple of days to get used to the movement of the boat, so I expect that tomorrow will be better.
No wildlife sightings as yet, apart from a couple of distant birds. Not sure what they were but they definitely weren’t boobies. Phew.
So in the absence of any real news from the Brocade, I’m going to make a book recommendation. My first audiobook was “Adventures in Time and Space with Max Merrywell” by Pat Murphy. Excellent. Page-turner of a story – kind of murder mystery, sci-fi and love story, with a liberal sprinkling of quantum mechanics and mind-bending considerations of parallel universes and infinite possibilities. What more could I ask for from a book?!
I wonder if I can manage to conjure up a parallel reality in which the Equator is a heck of a lot cooler? If only…
From there it seemed a natural progression to Alice in Wonderland – which followed on nicely, both logically and alphabetically!