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The Big Wind Up

Well the story is coming to an end, it’s back to normal life for a while.  I’m writing this from the UK where I’m back on business. There’s a lot to catch up on and London Marathon Exhibition is looming...
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Orchard Park School grade 7/8’s

Thanks for the questions guy’s, hope you enjoyed reading about my trip. Is there anything I would have done differently? There is always things in retrospect you would do differently on trips like this, when I came back from the...
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Media Links and Bird Clarifications

Saturday 2nd January. Ran with Georgie this morning again, as well as finding the running difficult it was -4 feels like -9 degrees and we have a good covering of snow.  A real shock to the lungs, it’s definitely going...
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What Day Is It?

Thursday 31st December Wednesday 30th December I’m on the plane at the moment heading home, we left at noon on the 31st, we’ve just passed back over the international date line so it’s now the 30th again. We get home...
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It’s All a Bit Strange.

  Wednesday 30th December Well, things have been very strange the last couple of days, the interest from the press has been astounding. I’ve spent most of the last two days doing phone interviews either live on radio or TV...
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Terra Firma

Monday 28th December No time marker today as time is now unimportant. It’s been a crazy 24 hours, I knew once I had my 20 minutes with Cheryl and the girls before rowing in to the marina that things would...
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Scrawny Old Yorkshireman First To Row Pacific, Solo Nonstop Continent to Continent From North America to Australia

Sunday 28th December 19:30 GMT – Where to start, its been a frantic 24 hours and so much had happened. Finishing the row – I got my head sown and had my 2 hours sleep, 7 hours sleep ver a...
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Here At Last!

Sunday 27th December 2015 Arrived safely at 10am local time after rowing all night on 2 hours sleep, 7 hours sleep in 90 hours. Cairns gave me a great welcome. Just got back to the hotel and going to have...
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Latest Update On John’s Arrival

As of 5:30am John has 9nm to row. His ETA looks like he will be arriving into Marlin Marina at 10am....
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Arrival Info – Updated 10pm local time

John’s Arrival Into Marlin Marina Cairns – Sunday 27th December 2015 We anticipate that John will arrive between 10am – 11am on Sunday 27th December. As of 04:00 GMT / 2:00pm local time, John had 28 nautical miles to go....
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Last Push

Saturday 26th December 10:30 GMT – Forecast – 12:00 NW 6, 15:00 WNW 9-6, 00:00 variable less than 6, 03:00 SW 6. That’s about as bad as it gets when you are going SW and there’s a ESE current. No...
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John’s ETA into Marlin Marina Cairns

A decision is made that John will arrive into Cairns Marina Sunday 27th Dec at approximately 10am local time. As of this morning (local time) John had approximately 40 nautical miles to go and was just beyond Green Island.  He...
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Where’s The Wind?

Thursday 24th December (25th Dec in Oz) 14:30 – Forecast – ESE/E 9/12 until 18:00 then ESE 9/6.  The wind has gone a lot lighter than previously forecast so it’s going to need effort today, it gets even lighter still late...
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Merry Christmas

Wednesday 23rd December (24th December in Cairns) 14:30 – Forecast – East 18/15 then 15/12 then some E/ESE later 5/12.  Forecast is fine, only problem is it didn’t materialize overnight.  It got calm last night and hasn’t changed much and I can’t...
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Creeping Up On 100 To Go

Tuesday 22nd December (23rd Dec in Australia) 14:30 – Forecast – ESE 15/18 until 21:00, ESE/E 18/15 until 00:00, ESE/E 15/22. So I asked for it to blow and it certainly is doing that, there’s a massive squall passing through...
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