Nearly a week in – cabin fever!

So we have got into our 7th 24 hr period at sea, and the wind is blowing us back towards La Gomera sadly!

Not to worry though, being stuck in a tiny cabin with sweat and stuff everyday for 3 days seems bad, but there are teams with 4 men and their cabins are only a tiny bit bigger than ours. How they manage I don’t know.

On the plus side, the things you need are never out of arm’s reach, even if it takes 30 mins to find a cable out of the thousands we seem to have. The worst it got for me was last night when my little fan broke. Jamie was laughing as he deals with the heat much better than me, and I was trying to screw this really fiddly thing while falling all over the cabin, I eventually managed it, but then it broke again, and I felt sea sick enough already after one try.

Its actually fine being stuck, all the other teams are in the same situation, and it’s going to give us time for our bodies and hands especially to recover. I just hope that going back into the 2hr/2hr routine is not as difficult as before.

I felt very pleased with myself today as I managed to master the art of “goin’ toilet” in the big seas, which is extremely nerve-racking, trying not to get thrown over the edge, and let the bucket fall over the boat whilst looking out for big waves was a feat of multi tasking I’m sure many thought would be beyond me, but NO! (Jamie has been holding his in because he is too scared to venture on deck, let’s just hope the weather does change tomorrow lunch time like we have been told!)

We had one scary moment when I thought we had lost our sea anchor because we were drifting at an alarmingly fast speed, and another when a huge wave crashed though our cabin, but all the stuff has dried, and little went near the electrics. I’m quite content with the big weather now, it’s quite cool watching it too. I sat on deck and had a Canarian cigar today which was a nice treat. Jamie and I are keeping each other laughing and in good spirits, and this will just mean we want to row harder when the next chance comes.

Finally we want to say a huge THANK YOU to Reed.co.uk  our FABULOUS First Sea Lord sponsor –

Luke    10th December 2013

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    libby

    7 months ago

    Good to know you’re still laughing, praying for a fair wind

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    philippa feather

    7 months ago

    Hoping for much better rowing weather soon. We are very impressed with you both
    Best wishes from us all at Grey London and of course Duracell

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    izi

    7 months ago

    what a very good post xx

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    katherine

    7 months ago

    keep it up boys…glad you have had some sort of rest!

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    Prim

    7 months ago

    Glad to know you are still upbeat – God knows how you do it! We’re thinking of you night and day. xxxxx

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    Deb & Mike

    7 months ago

    We are all behind you and we are constantly checking your progress…Doing a great job…Love you guys. The Fellows xxx

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    John

    7 months ago

    Good to hear all is well Luke! Best wishes, John.

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    Kirsty Ward

    7 months ago

    Great post! Glad to see your spirits are still up. Tell Jamie not to hold it in too long – he’ll explode!

    Best wishes

    Kirsty

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    sophie

    7 months ago

    High spirits in high seas – amazing to see how you are coping. SO glad to hear you are on the move again. You have a LOAD of fans here in Finland – friends, colleagues, my hairdresser, schoolfriends, teachers – who are folowing your progress continuously: you are the first thing we think of in the morning and the last at night. Sophie

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    REED LEEDS

    7 months ago

    Good Luck boys! Keep up the excellent work!

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    Justin

    7 months ago

    Great to read your blogs boys. Really feel for you but you have me laughing out loud. I can almost feel the relief myself that you can get some rowing done now.
    Anyway, Well impressed. Keep going and Jamie you’ve got to let that *** out some time

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    Ginny and Jonathan

    7 months ago

    Totally addicted to watching you on the map and excited to see you are heading in the right direction. Enjoying the blogs too, hope you have some calm seas for a while.

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    Samia

    7 months ago

    Astounding and an inspiration. Thank you so much and best of luck. The office is buzzing with talk of your challenge. Cant wait to hear you are on solid ground. May the seas be calm….

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