times and checked our ability to right her. We were all really surprised at
how it went and now have real confidence in our ability to do it. Then we
went sailing which was a first for Pete and Dave. They did not stop smiling
all day and I gave them a real grilling to check their sailing and Boat
handling skills. We had too many laughs to mention and at the end of the day
I was really happy. When you put together a crew for an expedition like
this, it is as much a lottery as it is science and art...but we are coming
together as one weird twisted team,that is eager to get out there...we are
not ready yet by a long way, but I think we are all feeling good about it at
There is a huge amount of work to be done in the next two weeks, so the
pressure will be on..so stay tuned.
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY to all the girls out there from all the boys on TBB!
We are all very tired now...Dave has pitched his one man tent at the the
other end of the park to enjoy some serenity!!..and it is pooring down with
rain as I write this blog...so are we all laughing...You bet ya!!