'Very hot and sticky. Sleep is very difficult and some of the crew now sleep on deck...'
'The crew are a motley bunch - scruffy as anything and usually drunk, but very likeable and helpful...'
'Life has been very hectic for us. We have been in banks and stockbrokers, customs, immigration, tax offices, etc, all week...'
'I wish I could be there right now to offer a comforting word, especially to Mum. You both sounded so heartbroken and dejected...'
'We spent the morning cleaning and waxing the van in preparation for the sea voyage...'
'I have decided that San Diego (and its suburbs) is by far the best place in the States...'
'We drove down the coast to the Mexican border, and decided for safety's sake to leave the van in the US and walk across to a place called to Tijuana...'