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Day 48: A Lot of “Ifs”

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Got an email from Lonely Planet telling me not to feel too bad about being stuck in the Caribbean, because of all the great footage I’d be getting. I didn’t have the heart to tell them I sat in an modern office all day working on a computer like a chump.

So another day of phone calls, shipping timetables and website after website. Dino, Hugh and Lorna were on the case and eventually we were all left playing the waiting game.

I did my sums and there’s an outside chance that I could make the Eimskip boat from Canada to Iceland on 8th March…

IF I can get on the ‘Linge Trader’ to Jamaica;

IF I can get the ‘Pamplona’ to Costa Rica on Monday;

IF I make every bus connection to Key West in Florida and get there from Costa Rica in less than 5 days;

IF I can pay for a day trip to Cuba and back;

IF I can make it from Florida to Halifax in time, and;

IF Eimskip are still willing to take me!

That’s a LOT of ‘ifs’…

I felt that it was only fair that I cooked dinner for my hosts, so Ken and I headed over to the supermarket and I bought all the stuff I’d need for a good old-fashioned Spag Bol and I cooked up a storm. Actually, I ended up cooking enough for 8 people, not 3, but hey-ho daddio – it better to have too much than too little.

Graham Hughes

Graham Hughes is a British adventurer, presenter, filmmaker and author. He is the only person to have travelled to every country in the world without flying. From 2014 to 2017 he lived off-grid on a private island that he won in a game show, before returning to the UK to campaign for a better future for the generations to come.

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