FROM 1-20. Belmore and Pete swims

Sep 14, 2005 – 1300hrs UTC

1300hrs 14 Sep 2005 UTC 07’33”N 021’59”W Ref 362

Still surrounded by thunderstorms. Only able to make 135M at 3 kt using the tractor and sails to punch thro the sea and swell. It’s like that awful time in a marathon – usually hits me at about 12k – where I think I feel dreadful, want to stop, go home, anything but run another 30k. So I have to tell myself that I started so I’ve got to finish and anyway what’s wrong with a bit of pain and perseverance – it will end eventually. And it does. But this bit is not much fun, especially as we seem to be stuck here for the time being. We are nearly a quarter of the way along the track, which helps.

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