Day 8

Hi Everyone, on day 8 today. So it started warm this morning but this afternoon the wind picked up so I stopped and put my mittens on and Gilet on as extra layers. So far the wind has got up to about 25mph and as soon as the wind picks up it feels a lot colder as well.

There’s a lot more Sastrugi around which the pulk catches on and I have to jerk it forwards with my hips, so just trying to navigate around all of that today but managed to do another 11 hours which is good.

Today I listened to Anita Rani’s audiobook which I loved, and it did make me miss some home cooked food though. But it also made me think of breaking boundaries and barriers and why its so important to encourage people to do so. Nothing is impossible if you believe in yourself. Its so easy to say the words but its true. We’re often discouraged from pushing these boundaries, I definitely was and ignored the people who told me I couldn’t do it which got me the label as being a rebel. You dont have to want to do a polar expedition, I understand that’s not for everyone. I didn’t even know anything about the polar world until two and a half years ago. You can do whatever you want, everybody starts somewhere.

Talking of pushing boundaries, I would like to dedicate this blog to my niece and nephew. Simran is my 10 year old niece and my pulk (sled) is named after her. Karanveer is my 2 month old nephew and my skis are named after him. Me and Simran regularly have our little adventures together and this is the same, she’s outside the tent waiting for me every day and she’s with me every step of the way. I can’t wait to start my adventures with Karanveer too!

That’s all from me tonight. Thankyou.

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