Okay world, I am back! And in Rio!

First, a big thanks to Doug Kern for keeping everyone informed of what was happening during the race!!

Now, let’s see if I can finish up London pretty quickly.

And add some exciting stories about the trip!

So, I really had a great time being able to visit with Anais and Christina.  The last Sunday I was there, Anais and husband Alistair and I went to the National Gallery to see an exhibit called Sound scales.  It was really neat as it put together musicians making music as they saw a painting.  Provided me a whole new perspective about viewing art.

After that, Anais and I went back to the docks and she viewed the Queen’s yacht.

Pretty interesting boat. Oars and all.

Pretty interesting boat. Oars and all.

Next, Anais got to do a bit of work for me.  Between she and Doug, I finished up one project which is still looking good!

Learning a bit of splicing for end of Halyards (lines that hoist up the sails).

Learning a bit of splicing for end of Halyards (lines that hoist up the sails).

Crew mate Doug and Anais made my work disappear!

Crew mate Doug and Anais made my work disappear!

Getting to spend time with Christina and Anais was a definite highlight of the trip.  Catching up on what they were now doing was great fun!

FUN

FUN

Later some of the crew mates shared dinner in a pretty good Pizza place right by the boat.  I did not break their hearts by telling them I had already had pizza with Anais and Alistair.

Ryan, Jamieson (NBC reporter doing the story on us), Skipper Diane, Chris, Elaine and a few more not seen!

Doug, Ryan, Jamieson (NBC reporter doing the story on us), Skipper Diane, Chris, Elaine and a few more not seen!

I know that many of you refuse to believe that I really worked on the blog while at St, Kat’s.  Well, here is proof!

6am in the morning at Starbucks.

Outside of Starbucks after close with Hal and Doug!

Outside of Starbucks after close with Hal and Doug!

A bit for NBC and a little TEAM building:

Having fun with my famous upper body training. (Hint: never tell anyone what off the wall thing that you might be doing.)

Having fun with my famous upper body training. (Hint: never tell anyone what off the wall thing that you might be doing.)

Han , my South Korean crew mate in actions!  He is very strong!!!

Closing for this portion so I don’t hit the wrong button and lose it!!  More after supper!

14 thoughts on “Okay world, I am back! And in Rio!

  1. Hi Linda!!! I am so enjoying following you, your crew and your story!!! As always, you are amazing! Thank you for sharing your journey. I am inspired 😊 Miriam

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  2. Wow! You are so incredibly amazing, and not to mention, in great shape! I enjoy following you on this amazing lifetime achievement of yours! Good luck and praying for continued safe travels for you and your teammates.

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  3. So good to hear from you. So enjoy getting your updates and following your adventure! I am so proud of you! Missed you at LHAB this year! Will continue to pray for your safety and wonderful travels.

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  4. Linda I am so proud of you and all your achievements. It is truly wonderful to tell everyone I know that I have known you for so many years. Hope the rest of your trip goes well, cannot wait until your next post. God speed.

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  5. One thing I never imagined I would do is watch my high school band director on national tv on a stripper pole. Ha! Great fun! Keep the updates coming.

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  6. Hi Linda,

    It was fascinating to follow the crew and skipper blogs during your trip. Best wishes for the next leg. You’re looking great! Stay safe and enjoy your wonderful adventure.

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  7. So good to hear from you, Linda. What a learning experience you must have “weathered” throughout this first race in September! You sound so happy and positive. Can’t wait to hear more…
    Sharon and John

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  8. Hi Linda,

    Great to read your account of the adventure so far and see the pics of London. Looking forward to seeing photos of the sailing on the first leg and of your time in Rio. We followed your progress on the tracker and wished you great winds and good sailing. Best of luck on the next leg. Sail safe and fast.

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  9. Hi Linda,

    Sounds like you’re having a great adventure! I love seeing your friend Han from South Korea. I was just there performing for the DMZ 2.0 conference. I had a wonderful time. Too bad you don’t have an Ocarina on the boat to play. Hey maybe you do! Sea Chanties I hope:) enjoy your time on land . I’m going to San Antonio in a few days to visit my sisters. I’m sure they’ll love hearing about your trip. All the best to you and your crew!

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