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4999 To Go

Well 4975 as I write this actually. It’s always nice to pass landmarks, makes you feel like progress is being made. I’m working on getting to 3999 in 20 days, that would be nice. Today was much the same as...

They Say Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad, I Disagree.

  This blog may end up being a bit shorter than planned as I’m being tossed around a lot as I write. I thought I should finish last night’s entry first. I think of all sorts throughout the day and...

1027nm To The Good

At last I have made a 1000 miles towards Australia. It’s taken 5 weeks and approximately 1270 miles of rowing but it’s done. The next 1000 has to be much quicker. A quick round down of today and then I...

I’m At The End Of My Tether

Well, where do I start with today. Probably last night is best. As I was heading for the sack, I was worried because we were being pushed heavy west, making very little south at all. Now this could have been...

It’s Good To Have A Barnacle Free Bottom

Another tough day, still being dominated by this high pressure. Apparently things should be a bit more back to normal by Sunday. 3.8 nm drift so it was always going to be tough. Having said that, the first two sessions...

Good News Bad News. (Barnacles On Your Bottom)

Bad news first. I scrapped 30 miles today, however in the last 1.5 hours I have drifted back half a mile. I’m kinda past caring as it’s been so tough. I was at the oars at five to five this...

Canada Day

For all the readers from Blighty, yes the Canadian’s celebrate their national day today and I would be on another boat back across the Atlantic if I didn’t mention it. To all those reading this in Canada, hope you enjoyed...

106 Days To Go

I wanted to start tonight with a quick explanation of how I approach the blog so whom ever is reading understands what it is I’m saying: I think the only way to write each day is an honest appraisal of...

I Was Robbed!

I won’t go into depth about today other than to say it was a continuation of yesterday and I can’t think of any more ways to explain how tough it’s been. Briefly, I got up and to the oars and...

4 Weeks At Sea

Firstly apologies.  Friday’s blog ran into technical trouble and with the media team all out on a paid job it took until this morning to work out it had gone astray and all day to send it.  I suspect it...

They Say It Never Rains In Sunny California (Missed Blog for Friday 26th)

**Note – John had technical issues sending us his Friday’s Blog. We apologies for the delay in posting this, however after several attempts at sending, we finally received Sunday night. First, I want to say I seem to have done...

I’m Feeling Hot Hot Hot

Well, things were calming down and I had a tiny drift in the night. I was out on deck at 1am fiddling with the steering, trying to encourage a little faster but no luck. Not a breath of wind nearly...

It’s Been a Hard Days Night

Or a hard day following a night of no sleep. The wind was picking up yesterday evening and got stronger as the night went on. This got behind the swell and the swell beat the hell out of the boat. ...

Afternoon Delight

Went to bed last night with a new plan. If the weather wasn’t going to change (and it doesn’t look like it will for a few days), the only thing that could increase my mileage was more effort. So the...

More Power Mr. Scott

Today was a mirror image of the previous two days really, so not a lot to tell. The swell does seem to be pushing harder west but I’m still heading south west. It turns out that I was rowing into...