The Last Monday

Linda’s round-the-the-world journey is coming to an end. Here’s a quick message from somewhere in the North Sea, on the way from Derry-Lononderry, Northern Ireland to Denhelder, The Netherlands. The fleet is expected to arrive this Friday July 22.

One of the “leggers” had an interesting observation yesterday. He asked me if, as a round-the-worlder, if I realized that this would be the last Monday that I would be sailing the boat.

It felt very strange to be thinking of that. “Today is last Tuesday, tomorrow last Wednesday.” No more head duty and so forth as I go through jobs.

It is a beautiful day here today. Calm seas and around 10 knots. We’re actually in 1st currently and seeing if we can stay there. A few clouds and lots of sunshine.

There are lots of things I do not quite understand about ocean racing and I look forward to coming home, asking questions, and then getting back to good old lake sailing. I am wondering what life will be like without this routine.

I will do the “thoughts to ponder” later when working to catch up.

See you all soon!

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Linda’s Three Charities

Before the sun sets on 2015, consider making a year-end contribution to one of Linda’s charities. Your tax-deductible donation can make a difference for someone in 2016 and beyond.

Here are some suggested donation levels – any amount will help!

$25 – Green Monster Level: $1 for every time Linda and team had to go below to fix the spinnaker during Leg 1’s “Kitemare”

$100 – Albatross Level: $1 per every trip Linda makes up the 95-foot mast during the round-the-world race

$400 – Neptune Level: $0.01 for each of the 40K miles sailed by Linda and Team ClipperTelemed+ Continue reading