A letter from the South Atlantic Ocean

Nearing the end of his first month at sea, two days ago Jon wrote in the Clipper Crew Diary for the GREAT Britan boat, where personal hygiene, food supplies, and the spinnaker were in equal measure spoken of:

The day started well on SS GREAT Britain today as we were treated to a fine breakfast of toast. Earlier rumors that there are illicit stashes of granola on board were strenuously denied by the waiting staff however an unnamed source said that these do exist but would only be issued in case of emergency. It is the view of this publication that only having toast is an emergency and that strenuous efforts should be made to provide choice at breakfast.


“On a personal note, your correspondent was keeping a diligent watch to the east this afternoon when he saw a whale jump boldly above the water around no more than 300m from the boat. It was one of a group heading north and although we could see them spouting water no more leaps were in evidence. It is a timely reminder of what a remarkable environment we are in and how fortunate we all are to witness it.”


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