Tuesday, 28 August 2012

KEEPING FIT 20aug2012

tuba river to ARICIFE Island,64nm,leave 0515,drop anchor 4pm.chartplotter shows lots of medium blue circles to avoid=coral reefs=0-10 metres depth.0800 RRR HF sked,Our Oddysy one day ahead.
0930 EXERCISE SESSION.it is difficult keeping fit on a boat,if not go ashore.it was being fit for mt kinabalu.Kerry says she is training for Camino de Santiago,the 800km,500 mile,pilgrim walk in northern spain.my inspiration is partly Contrails and Swannie boats from 2011 indonesia rally-michael and swannie,jim and barbara were 2 of the fittest looking couples on rally.barbara in particular showed you can stay fit with exercise on boat.we do step-ups,muscle training with rubber arm exercisor(thankyou sophia) and running on spot holding dive weights(thanks kerry)-he latter very aerobic.all done with ipod up loud.feels good.
then poled out for lovely downwind sail to aricife island.kerry fixed broken phone charger cord using wire strippers-another of her favourite tools from her extensive collection!
bruce finnished 2nd book of agnes keith trilogy,Three Came Home,about her time in japanese POW camp in borneo in WW2.PROBABLY THE BEST READ I HAVE HAD THIS YEAR.MORE RELEVANT AS THE 1SY CAMP WAS SANDAKAN,THEN KUCHING,WHERE WE HAVE BEEN,AND HAVING BEEN TO SANDAKAN MEMORIAL,AND ESPECIALLY HAVING BEEN TO AGNES KEITH HOUSE IN SANDAKAN.NEXT I WILL READ 3RD BOOK,WHITE MAN RETURNS.orry about caps!.
after dropping anchor had early drinks ,and read ,enjoying scenary-anchored off small islans,with abandones resort,with caretaker-we did see humans,but could se their outriggers on beacb,and their dogs playing,and hear their roosters.the nearby coastline has hills and little mtns,turning purple,under jagged riding clouds.
breakfast0600.lunch 1100,dinner 5pm,bed/sleep 7pm!kerry stayed uo till 11,doing sailmail and finnishing Blood Brothers sabah and australia 1942-1945,which she said was a very good book.

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