We have had the most amazing welcome in Northern Ireland.  The people could not have been more friendly and helpful.  They have done so much for us and organised so much around our race it is amazing.  Tonight we are off to the first of 2 live concerts in the park before we sail again on Saturday.  Daddykibs made it out to visit and we have had a lovely time catching up.  It’s been lovely to see him and to be looked after (Thanks for dinner and the cinema tickets).

I eventually gave in and went to the doctor as I couldn’t stop coughing and have been told that I have a chest infection and that I’ve strained my intercorstal muscles with all the coughing so I’ve got antibiotics and pain killers, hopefully I’ll be on the mend soon.

Being back in the UK has given us all a bit of an opportunity to start arranging things for getting home.  I’ve changed back all my foreign currency, got contact lenses from the optician, unblocked my stopped credit card (thanks M&S!), phoned the dentist etc so life is beginning to pick up again for after the race.  I’m not quite sure what it will be like when we do eventually finish but I am looking forwards to finding out.  Got to run as I’m late (again!) to meet Daddykins for breakfast.

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2 Responses to LEGENDERRY

  1. David Cockburn says:

    Basking shark hotspots are to the West of Rum, Eigg and Muck and around Coll and Tiree, especially in the sound between them.

  2. David Cockburn says:

    Oh well, never mind the scenery and wildlife – its nearly time to go home now anyway. You’ve been out offshore in the Atlantic and North sea for most of this trip, probably and partially to avoid the strong inshore tidal streams – although the skipper did say in his report that the little bit of Scotland you did see was very welcome. You don’t know how you are going to adjust after this is all over…but what about the rest of us too….for me I’m into a nice routine of dialing in every few hours to see purple beasties progress? I was hoping to bring my two girls to welcome you home, they’ve got 3-4K nm between them accumulated in lots of short trips over the years but now my 8 year old wants to go round the world one day inspired by your story. Unfortunately my wife is on shifts the weekend of your homecoming and we are stuck here. We leave the following week for our own summer cruise on “Rosie”.

    When you do get back to the office there is no expectation on my part for you to have to say anything. We’ve all read your blog along the way and I think you’ll probably need to quietly digest the whole experience for a while before reliving it in your own good time – perhaps a bit like the soldier who comes back from the front line but doesn’t feel like talking about it for a while?? I’ll be pleased just to welcome you back, express my deep respect for your achievement (along with the rest of the crew of course). Well, having said that I am interested in finding out what happened to Skipper no.1. I’ll bet you could do with a couple weeks holiday before you get back to work! Ha ha!

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