4 weeks to go #Goodbyes & #Hellos - What to Expect From my #Sailing
Posted May 01 2012 12:21pm
So it's the 4 week countdown to #sailing around part of the world in the #Clipperrace.
comfort luxury roast dinners fresh fruit/vegetables nice clothes glamour makeup nice curly hair showers/baths warmth heating comfy double bed friends family part time work badminton shot putt discuss gym lazying about my flat sleeping when I want/need too my own tea/coffee Starbucks! decaf skinny lattes and frappucinos Indian & Chinese takeways daily newspapers hearing the birds sing shopping TV cinema going for a walk ;) facebook + twitter :(
and the list goes on and on!!!!!!
Hello to:- no luxury sailing clothes waterproofs and base layers no makeup/no glamour/no nice clothes frizzy/knotty hair back to basics wet wipes instead of showering! no privacy cold my Gauss sleeping bag and small bunk space getting to know the crew more and skipper work as a watch system - 4 hours on/off sailing regime as exercise no lazying about unless quiet watch sleeping when dictated to (4 hrs) tea/coffee onboard yacht - no way Starbucks or home quality pasta, rice, carb meals - no healthy foods - just carb/energy foods tinned/packet foods news - just satelitte/radar watch news seeing dolphins/sharks no TV/cinema..lol elements of the sea/weather mental and physical challenges sleep deprivation mood challenges if tired/hungry bruises from working on deck excitement fear/scaryness when weather/sea very bad swimming in the ocean ;)
and this list goes on and on!!!!! I'm sure there is lots more to add, but it will give you a feel of what life will be like for my duration. No way easy and something I am ready to face! Goodbye the Jussie who likes to doll up - time to dress down and work hard as part of a team.
I am looking forward to seeing different countries and making new friends. I fly out with my friend, Wend also in the race on another yacht and we will enjoy sightseeing, and eating LOTS before setting sail. I have also been in contact with other ladies with LAM and hope to meet them in New York too (and some other friends). So, it will be all good vibes and fuelled up with burgers/waffles/cheesecake as a nice energy fat layer.