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25 November 2003, 03:54 pm
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Round the World

Jen Luc van den Heede is currently making good progress towards Brazil on his record attempt non-stop, round the World East to West. Here is his latest excerpt.
"Every day, I have a lucky dip into a watertight crate to take out one of the many cuddly toys, which are accompanying me. Today, it was quite astonishing! It was a real model of a cuddly little cat sleeping in his basket. It was so realistic that I almost kept quiet so as not to wake him up! Besides that, he has a lot of other advantages: he doesn't eat, he doesn't smell, and he doesn't claw everything in sight...

Adrien isn't giving me too much work at the moment, apart from a few adjustments to the mainsail and the genoese (the wind has gone down and the genoese has replaced the solent). I've just started to read a long novel by Jack London that I love: Moon Valley.

There wasn't a sign of life around me last night and I slept for four hours in a row for the first time. Usually, I wake up at least every two hours. In short, life is great at the moment!

Until tomorrow,
Jean Luc Van Den Heede
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