Monthly Archives: June 2015

Proud Proud Dad

Bit of a strange day today. Got up after a really bad nights sleep as the boat was gawky all night, I had bruises on my thighs where I had been bracing myself. Anyway, up and at it. The good...
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It’s A Game Of Two Halves

First Half Tough start today, couldn’t work out if it was me that couldn’t get going, the boat, wind or water. To be honest I think it was a combination of all of them. I was shattered this morning and...
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Can You Feel The Force

This is a very different blog than I thought I would be writing. My first hour on the oars was quite good this morning, then the boat got heavy, the water sticky and I slowed to a crawl for the...
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This Is Why I Did It!

I was extremely tired all day to day as sleep has been in short supply over the last few nights. However it was still a reasonable day, very confused at times but at others I found a little rhythm and...
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Not Going Back Even If I Wanted To

Looking at my GPS, I’m far enough out and South, that if I tried to get back to the coast I would have to head for Mexico. Add to that, the westerly swell finally changed a little today and I...
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Two Weeks At Sea

Today was a little tougher than the previous two days. It’s funny but within 3 or 4 oar strokes in the first session you can usually tell what kind of a day you are in for. I knew this morning...
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Starry Starry Night

There was a clear sky for the first time last night and the stars were out in full force, very impressive. By the time I started rowing this morning, it was back to mist and fog. Had a half decent...
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What A Difference A Day Makes

Tough day yesterday, ended up with the para anchor out last night which protected my ground ok but the boat does yaw a lot when she is on the anchor which makes it tough to sleep. My back was stiff...
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Caught With Your Pants Down

Well last nights rowing was a bust. It was getting proper stormy, big wind and swell so I battened down the hatches and turned in. The boat was beaten up pretty bad by the swell and as a consequence I...
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Wind From The West

Had a tough day yesterday as reported but it got a little easier in the evening and managed to row at good speed and direction for the last couple of hours. When I quit at 7pm, I was tempted to...
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