8 Dec, 05 – 20:39
Latitude: 26° 21′ N
Longitude: 21° 10′ W
Miles to Antigua: 2268

I’ll keep this brief. The sea has been rough today, and I’m feeling a bit rough too. I haven’t been seasick, but I don’t want to push my luck. My appetite has been conspicuous by its absence, with even tonight’s cod and potato casserole failing to hit the spot the way it usually does.

The waves this afternoon were 2-3 metres high, which looks pretty damn big when you’re in a little boat with your eyes about 1 metre above the waterline. It made the rowing quite interesting. I’m glad Mum couldn’t see me – she’d only have worried. Me, I didn’t have time to worry – I was too busy trying to keep the boat on course.

Feeling decidedly dodgy now. More manana.

Wind: 12 kts
Weather: overcast
Sea state: rough
Hours rowing: 12
Hours sleeping: 6
Thought for the day: the key to success is constancy of purpose (Disraeli)

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