Just a short message to say thank you to the female cycling sailor on the Gosport Ferry this morning: Thank you for talking incessantly from start to finish. I am delighted that the XO thinks so highly of you and that you have your relief squared away and the ship's programme includes Chile and that it gets back on 21 Dec and that you will have 8 months maternity leave and your oppos wife is under the 'old scheme' and you don't trust that JPA etc etc. I've never known anyone impart so much information so quickly, you do indeed have an impressive speed of tongue but please remember that us mere men are a) not particularly communicative at that time of the morning or b) just (trying) to enjoy the peace and quiet of the day as the sun rises over Portsmouth. PS . My ears have stopped bleeding now and it wasn't even me you were talking to - unfortunately there was nowhere to escape to.