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The end is starting to feel a bit more real now. One sign of that is that we are starting to run out of some of our food. We have been out here for about 5 weeks now. We still have all the main scoff but the luxuries are almost finished. No whisky since last week – in another life that might have sunk my morale BUT its ok because I can almost smell the Caribbean beer from here.
We lost most of our snack packs (the little bags of treats that we had) when we capsized back in the middle of December. All of this means that we are now into our new game - ‘ration roulette’. First off, you don’t always get the sweets and things you want. Secondly it means quit often you don’t get anything. This has 2 benefits: 1. I should have the ultimate beach-body by the time I get to Antigua, and 2.It breaks the boredom and gives us something to be excited about.
The main excitement is getting there so seeing Antigua and our families is always in our thoughts! I can’t wait to see Amy and to finally get to the end. We have only got about 700 miles to go which, as crazy as it sounds, feels quite close! Rowing progress is the best it has been all trip and we did close to 150 miles over the last 2 days. The weather is better and worse (you always pay some price) because it is nice and hot but also a bit rough. Sorry it’s a short one tonight I have to go back to work!
Love from Scotty