It's been an interesting few days - rides up the space needle and on Ducks. Sorting and packing food was the aim of the game this week and we achieved a lot, managing to get most of the filled day bags onboard. There is still a lot to do but we are well on our way with the massive store ship we have to complete.
I attended Sarah's memorial yesterday. It was beautiful, moving, sad and full of love and smiles as we remembered a much loved member of the Clipper family. Lots of people had taken time out to send messages to the Clipper family to support us all, which was just lovely. I'm glad we could do that together for Sarah. Fair winds my friend as we sail on.
I leave in a week. I am enjoying my time ashore but thoughts are turning to further adventures and more sailing opportunities. I might not sail another ocean for a while but I will be back on the water. Maybe a road trip may be in order!
I'm torn between wanting to be here and wanting to be at home. This has been my life for 4 months on the race and occupied my thoughts for around 2 years. It's not over yet I know with a trip to Derry, the finish to look forward to and then alumni events. I shall never really leave!
I shook Sir Robin's hand this morning and thanked him. He's right, this is the best thing I've done yet.
Walking is not something you do a lot of on a Clipper 70 as obviously there is only 70ft of it and a lot of the time I didn't want to be right up the front on the bouncy end! So a 6 mile Urban trek around Seattle this morning was a challenge. We raced round the city to 10 check points, completing a challenge at each one. This varied from matching airport codes to building a lego car! It was a fun way to spend the morning with Simon, Paula and Amanda. We did pretty well and did the course in 2 hours and 36 minutes. Not the 1st Clipper Team home but we did beat Lmax!