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A Day Off, Headwinds and What Next?

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Yesterday I finally got the day I wanted for a long time. Clear skies, small seas and light winds. What a novelty not to have to hang on for grim life 24/7, well that's a slight exaggeration, but still it was a real treat.

First off I had the best sleep I've had in a long time and was eventually woken up mid morning by a friendly voice over the VHF radio as another customs plane dropped by to say hi. I spent the rest of the day being really lazy with the sailing side of things.

Instead, I caught up on a few jobs in the sunshine, got some washing done and gave myself a pampering with all my Ella Bache goodies. I'm not just saying this because they're my sponsor. Ella Bache really has some amazing
products. It says a lot that after 6 months of salt and wind, my skin is better than it's ever been! I highly recommend their sunscreens and after-sun products.

Today the wind was back, but right on Ella's Pink Lady's bow so progress wasn't great. Still, no complaints. Sydney sure looks close from this side of Tasmania which has got me really excited about being so close to finishing.

But it is also a big reminder for me to make the most of my last days out here.
I always said that by half way around the world I'd have a pretty good idea of what I want to do next,  but it turns out that I was wrong. Here I am almost the whole way around the world and there's millions of things I can't wait to do next!

I've got all sorts of plans (most of which Dad isn't too thrilled about!) and there's a ton of other sailing to look forward to. But for a while, I think re-adjusting to life on land, keeping up with some of the exciting things planned for me, finishing my book and documentary, getting my driver's license and finishing school will be more than enough to keep me busy.
I'm also desperate to do a bit of travelling. I know that sounds a bit crazy, but I mean the sort of traveling where you stop places and meet people!

Well it's dinner time for me now. It's Easyfood lamb chops tonight, so I better get going before they go cold.



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