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Free At Last, Free At Last!

My first 3.5 hours at the oars were hard work. Just like yesterday, the current was making life difficult. I finished just 3nm short of where Tony said the current would change. In the last couple of miles things eased....

It Can’t Get Any Worse, Can It?

How much would you like to wager? Yesterday’s NE current was a mileage killer. Got up this morning, hardly any drift, started rowing. By breakfast (3.5 hours at the oars) I had less than 10 miles on the clock. Email...

Day 50, Are We Nearly There Yet?

Well I’m ashamed to say I will be posting a 30 something today. It’s been a nightmare. I knew we were heading for trouble yesterday when in the afternoon, I stated to leak some ground west. It was only a...

Too Hot To Handle

Been a toughie today. Decided to start early again as the forecast was for light wind, this could quite easily mean none. Came out to a boat full of flying fish and my Dorado guard of honour. Threw the fish...

El Dorado

What a strange day. As I said yesterday, light winds were forecasted. I got myself up half an hour early to a real treat but more of that later. I set off and it was slow going. I ended up...

Where Is Michael Fish When You Need Him

Tough, tough day today, hardly any wind and the sun full on all day.  Ground out a really hard 40, not sure how I kept on the seat for some of it.  I was just hanging on (think about what...

The Bus Racers Club

Been a strange and partially successful day. Up this morning, not a bad overnight, just 4 miles off course (half of yesterday’s). At the oars early with no big birds to deal with. Set off, the wind had move to...

Big Bird

Another day down the mine, don’t need to break this down as its been the same from start to finish. I said last night it was calming down, I finished my blog, checked we were drifting ok and got my...

Riding Giants

A good friend sent me a massage the other day and mentioned he liked when my blogs were positive. Well until 1pm today I was thinking how do I make anything positive out of this? I need to do this...

Fish or Fool

Well today was a real mixed bag. Didn’t sleep well last night, the boat was making weird movements and it was hot and humid despite a good wind. The cabin gets hot in the day, so hot you can’t really...

6 Weeks Adrift

Well, hopefully not adrift, there has been a little directional control. I won’t bore you with a session by session run down of today as they were all the same and the same as yesterday afternoon. I had the wind...

They Say Patience Is Always Rewarded

Hard as it may be to believe for those of you who know me, I’ve never been that patient.  Maybe that’s why I liked running, you get places faster. I remember working in Germany where work provided a bus home. ...

Milky Way

Out early this morning (more of that shortly), rowing by 5am California time, probably 3am here. The sky was partially cloudy but there was an incredible star scape, stunningly bright constellation and you could see swathes of the Milky Way,...

The Daily Report

I’ve decided I was wrong yesterday, so the Daily Moan is no more, I will explain more after today’s “Daily Report”. Wind was big last night, hard from the SE and swell was big too. I got hit a couple...

The Daily Moan

I think I need to re title the website The Daily Moan, it’s all I seem to do. Today was an absolute tortuous day, I will resist the temptation to say the toughest day of the trip because they seem...