Absolutely nothing to do with desert island discs, but the last sunset photo seemed popular so here’s another one.

13 Jan, 06 – 21:58

For GPS position, race position and miles from La Gomera, see http://www.atlanticrowingrace.co.uk

Q: If you miss Antigua, what would be your 3 desert island discs?

A: Such a difficult question – so much good music in the world! I’ve cheated, and picked a few extras as well as a top 3. In reality, of course, I’ve got 10,000 songs on my iPod so I’d be spoiled for choice… provided, of course, that my desert island had a stereo, as mine hasn’t worked since the Night of the Very Big Wave.

The Logical Song, by Supertramp: poignant lament for lost innocence and magic of childhood.

Imagine, by John Lennon: because I’m a hippy chick at heart.

Wuthering Heights, by Kate Bush: not the original Version, but the one she recorded a few years later when her voice had mellowed. So beautiful, it’s hard to believe it was written by a mere mortal. Perfectly captures the wild, romantic, gothic savagery of one of my favourite books. (Oops, starting to sound like pretentious rock critic.)

Other favourites:

Shine On You Crazy Diamond, by Pink Floyd

Heroes, by David Bowie

Bridge Over Troubled Water, by Simon and Garfunkel

Adagio for Strings, by Samuel Barber

Songs of Faith and Devotion (the whole album), by Depeche Mode

Eagle, by Abba

Texts: thanks to Alastair, Mac (thanks for the quote – one of my favourites), John, Tim (staying as safe as I know how. What is Route 66?), Mark in Colorado (blimey – there’s a question! Will think about it), Patrick (AT brain food?), Nathan (ran out of time to sort bespoke seat, but natural in-built padding doing ok so far!), DB, Stew (this is a happy tortoise), AJ (thx for motivation!), Natalie (how true), RJA (thanks for words of encouragement), Duncan C, Dick Thompson.

Wind: E
Weather: sunshine and cloud, showers
Sea state: rough
Hours rowing: 13

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