Good MO-ning to you all,
No this blog post isn’t about ‘Allo ‘allo but about the MO-nth of MO-vember.
If any of you in the last 17 days have noticed a greater proportion of the
male population sporting moustaches than normal, you will have realised that
MO-vember is upon us. If not, take a closer look at friends, family,
colleagues, neighbours or just strangers on the street who are looking
unusually handsome with hair above their top lips.
Three of us on board Elinca – Andy K, Andy R and myself, realised it would
be unfair to allow our crewmates to miss out on such a key MO-nth of the
year. Why should the isolation of the South Atlantic deprive them of such an
iconic MO-nth in the calendar? We last clean shaved on the 1st of MO-vember
and now have 14 days left to perfect our new facial features. MO-gress has
been good, and with the weather set to be much better today, trimming and
sculpting can take place.
Suggestions on designs are MO-st welcome…
For those of you not in the MO, the annual MO-vember campaign is a effort to
raise awareness of male cancers, with all of the money raised going towards
funding research in this field. Upon arrival in Mar (or should that be Mo?)
del Plata, photos will be uploaded to our MO-vember page along with
additional details about the charities themselves.
MO-re to follow in due course.
P.S. NEWSFLASH: All this wind and wave experience in the highs and lows of
the south Atlantic – with the wind back to its old tricks of blowing from
the destination – has brought with it a trait most bizarre for us. The
wearing of a garment as yet forgotten to the depths of kit bags: the
so-called ‘jumper’. Sometimes in the form of a ‘fleece’ this garment has
been seen keeping the top half of the body of crew members warm due to the
intensity of the sun being less than phenomenal. It has sparked use of
another word not heard in months: ‘cosy’. The suggestion is that the two
events are related, and may even be linked to another trend of boot wearing,
using the ‘sock’ as an intermediary. Petrified by the ramifications of this
phenomena I have remained in flip-flops. Besides, my MO is keeping me plenty
P.P.S. ACTUAL NEWS: Everything is fine on board, the wind has died off after
the last 2 days of fairground style fun. We will hopefully be able to have a
tidy up and recharge our batteries a little (sleeping hasn’t been this easy
for days). We are currently being circled by several hungry looking
Albatrosses, maybe if they flapped their wings they would catch more fish?