Hey all readers!
Today is audience participation.
What I would like you to do is make a nice cup of tea (or preferred beverage) and sit down on your comfy sofa. Relaxed? Excellent.
Now I know that some of you have been avidly reading the blog from the beginning and by now you will have a pretty good idea of how life on board is going. I would like to step it up a notch; follow the instructions and you too can be riding through the ocean on the way to the big A.
So firstly you need to prop up your sofa so you are now sitting at a 45 degree angle.
Now find the vacuum cleaner, turn it up to max and put it next to your ear so that all you can hear is the rushing wind.
You’ll now need a friend or two. Get one to spray you with a hose and the other to dump a bath tub of water onto you a random intervals.
Now remember that lovely cup of hot? Well add a few ice cubes to cool it down and a few table spoons of salt because that’s what happens to tea on deck.
So by now you should be a little cold, very wet, have salty tea and be a little disorientated. You are getting close to the full experience.
We now need to add the motion of 4 – 6 meter waves. You may need to move outside for this. create a pulley system to lift you 3 – 4 meters up and then drop you to the floor with a bump.
Concrats! You have now roughly experienced the big swell, the crashing waves, the roaring noise and the 40 – 50 knot winds of the roaring forties and furious fifties.
If that is too much effort for you, another option is to climb into the washing machine and turn it on or get just get someone in there 4th decade to make lion noises at you!
In other news: today we will be crossing 51 degrees south and that means we will be as far south as we started north (falmouth being 51 degrees north). Exciting stuff.
If any of you try the above method please comment on the blog with the results, it will be great to hear about.
Hope everyone is having as much fun as us
Nick (and Team Reef Beef)
Additionally, thanks to Liam, Suz and Jonny for their Dance CD! It was brilliant listening and singing along to to that when we were making sausage and mash last night.