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March 13, 2018

Its -20 degrees and I’m lying face down in 4 foot of fresh powdered snow. Its so cold, my face and body is yet to recognise the ever growing freezing sensation

January 9, 2018

I get it, you have two precious weeks off as your summer holiday, what are you looking for? Sun? Sea? Sand? Active Travel? Cheap (where/if possible?)

The average British family will spend a massive two months’ salary on their summer holiday, for individual travellers th...

April 3, 2016

As I begin this the time is 20.11 (boat time), its 23.11 in the United Kingdom and roughly 18.11 in Antigua. We have just passed under the 60nm marker and are rowing and hand steering currently holding 3.2 knots. I am in the bow cabin with the laptop safely under my ar...

April 3, 2016

As I’m sat here typing away in the hot festering cabin I cannot believe we have been at sea for over a week! Time is flying by. 

 

It was a strange thing leaving the marina of La Gomera, as we rowed away slightly giggly and hysterically, it took us about a good 3 miles t...

November 6, 2015

 

My Favourite Breakfast as a child was Kellogg's Frosties. It also happened to be my dad's favourite cereal too, which is probably where it all started. I blame him for a lot of my faults, but most of all-I will forever blame him for my perpetual sweet tooth.

 

I don’t w...

January 30, 2015

I first came acquainted to blogging during my 1st attempt to cross the Atlantic, and found it a welcome break from the waves and constant bum chaffage. Bear with me whilst I take you back to April 2014, after spending 4 months at sea.

 

The Atlantic crossing should...

February 13, 2014

So here we are. The 11th of Febuary 2014… with just a mere 1160 miles to go! Ha oh well, never mind, sometimes things don’t go as you wished or planned and that is a harsh lesson to learn. Alas, fear not, we are still here, smiling, joking and forever determined to fin...

January 13, 2014

 

 Forty Days and Forty Nights : “Life is either a great adventure or nothing.”

 

The sun is not shining, it is raining, we are rowing directly into a 20ft swell and it’s day 40 of the Atlantic Challenge. That’s forty days of back breaking, bum numbing, sleep depri...

January 10, 2014

 

 

The 7th of January was another rocky, stormy day. I was on the oars during my 1pm-3pm shift, and Hannah was hanging out of the  aft cabin, trying to see if we could makeshift something to fix the autohelm. Alas, we could not, but when she appeared out of the stern ca...

December 30, 2013

 

NOTE: Before we get into this, I apologise for the grammatical errors contained within this blog. Writing on the laptop whilst rolling from side to side in the hot cabin is a task within itself..I have had to leap out of the cabin to vomit whilst writing this, so pl...

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