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A Few Final Words

3rd December 2012 01:17 AM[(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi]

We have had a great few days sailing across the Drake Passage. First night after the race a small group of us drank until 330am. Lucky for us the seas have been calm and the good weather. During the voyage back we have seen whales swimming, and two pods of dolphins have been playing around the ship. The atmosphere on board is a stark contrast to this time last week.Everyone is relaxed and looking forward to their final journeys home. Another late one last night. We finished around 0345 hrs. No surprise to most of you I have become the ship`s unofficial DJ. We had a pre-party last night and I was spinning tunes to the early hours. Lots of group singing and some very unusual dance routines.

Tonight is the awards banquet, and judging from mood, I think it is going to be another late one. We leave the ship tomorrow after breakfast, so most people have spent the afternoon packing so they can party late tonight.

I have one more night in Ushuaia before I start my long trek home. If tonight is a `big one` I don`t imagine I will be doing much.

I cannot wait to get home.

See you all soon

Good times

Simon

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Neil Gane

Posted On: 05 Dec 2012 02:29 AM

Simon - You are an absolute star, mate. Congratulations on an amazing achievement. You have a huge heart, both literally and figuratively. The only slight disappointment (and surprise) was you seemingly forgot to pack any 'fancy dress' outfits for the after-party....the pods of dolphins would have enjoyed being observed by a gorilla in a boat. Very proud of you Hammers. Neil