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15 Degrees Makes All The Difference

Tuesday 29th September 12:30 GMT Weather forecast to be ESE all day, varying from 9/6 to 0/12 and back to 9/6. Good angle if true. Modest drift overnight and a bit high, course over ground 255°. 18:00 GMT Just finished...

It Was Never Going To Be Easy

Monday 28th September 13:30 GMT New forecast an improvement, show east / ESE all day, if that’s right should be a good day. Held 240 degrees (perfect) drifting overnight and got a modest drift to start the day, things are...

Northern Wind For A Northern Boy

Sunday 27th September It’s been hard but not all bad, here goes; (All times are GMT) 07:30: Turned in, I had set my alarm for 10:25 after calculating how fast we were heading north. 09.30: Woke up before the alarm,...

The Song Remains The Same

The story is not a lot different to yesterday. By the time I’d finished my chores and the blog I’d lost a full mile.  I had no choice but to row again instead of sleeping.  I intended to row back...

Sleep, Who Needs Sleep

This will be short today as I haven’t slept much in the last 48 hours. I left you yesterday saying I was drifting north and hoped it was a meander in the current. I’ll do this chronologically as it’s been...

Anchors Away

Thursday 24th September 12:30 GMT Forecast says SE-ESE 6/9/12 all day. If this is right 240° it will be hard to near impossible to hit unless it is 6 all day, could be a lot of west gained today. Was...

It’s Not Going To Be A Doddle That’s For Sure

Wednesday 23rd September 12:30 GMT Forecast SE to E to S all less than 6 knots, meaning unpredictable, hopefully it turns out to be a flat sculling day. Light drift last night due to no wind, there’s a little now,...

Halfway Day – The Real Doldrums

Tuesday 22nd September 12:45 GMT Had a poor nights sleep, rain in the night woke me up a few times, alarm went off and I was in a trance for about 25 minutes, finally shook myself awake and am now...

Buck Up Your Ideas Sonny!

Monday 21st September 12:30 GMT Weather forecast ESE 15/12 knots, moving east later (believe that when I see it). Forecast ok for the next couple of days but then has south in it, however one day at a time. My...

Equator Day

Or The Day Of Storms Sunday 20th September 12:30 GMT Weather forecast ok, ESE then going east. My course over ground (COG) was high again last night 252° so I have some work to do to bring that back. Good...

The Moody Blues

Saturday 19th September An apology first, the bit about time in yesterday’s blog was supposed to be a tongue in cheek joke, when you have to point out its a joke it’s obviously not very funny. So if you’re still...

Another Good Day?

Friday 18th September 12:30 GMT Weather looks good, wind from east all day at 12 knots reducing as day progresses. Not quite sure I believe it though, my course over ground (COG) last night was 244° – 246°, this morning...

Blown Off By The Wind

12:00 GMT So the weather came a while ago and I’m in a proper funk now. The three days of ENE have virtually vanished. I’ve recently taken to ignoring the forecast but with so much and so strong ENE I...

Back On The Oars Again

I’m starting Wednesday’s blog late on Tuesday while I have time. I’m hoping to be rowing long and hard tomorrow, 6 hours in the morning, a short rest and then from mid afternoon to early morning, getting a couple of...

First Light

I’m starting my blog early, which if you’ve been following means not good news. After the big westerly blow last night the swell grew quickly and was probably the feistiest I’ve seen so far, big breaking waves from the west...