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Role Reversal

Well, not a great start to the day. First thing was when the forecast came last night, the east wind had vanished from it. I think I said yesterday I kind of expected it but it’s still a blow. I...

EL No!

I was desperate to get going yesterday, I could feel the weather changing but every time I stood up on deck I could just feel the wind was still too strong. Also the swell had built up over the two...

Still Staring At The Flag

So, Cheryl tells me it’s Saturday today. I seem to have missed Friday again this week, it’s tough keeping track of what day it is when they are all blue! So I feel a bit better for having my weekly...

Lets Just Add A Bit More Frustration To See If He Can Handle It!

So I left you yesterday after trying to row, failing to get anywhere, waiting for the less than 6 knots of wind in the forecast. Well that never came, the wind got stronger if anything and after dark the sky...

Not The Dreaded South Wind Still

It’s 22:00 GMT, I’m sat out of the sun so I don’t melt and the para anchor is in. The wind is from the south and just too strong to row in, I can make some headway but it’s way...

Headwinds and Re-Rows

I’m having to take an extended breakfast as the wind has picked up from the south and made holding any useful course difficult. I have the para anchor out which is doing a better job of making course than I...

What A Nightmare!

Guys, I just spent 45 minutes writing the blog and as I went to transfer it to the email, the boat yawed and I deleted it bymistake. I’m to exhausted and don’t have time to rewrite, so here is a...

No More 3 Degrees, I’m Australia Bound

A couple of my contributors told me the joke I was looking for in relation to 3 Degrees, was their one hit “When will I SE you again”. At times its felt like I would never escape the pull of...

Got Away With It Yesterday, Not Today

This is a quick paragraph in case I don’t have time to write tonight. So despite yesterday being a tough day at least I bucked the forecast, unfortunately today’s seams more on target. It’s 22:00 GMT, I’ve been on para...

I’m Never Going To Get Out Of Here

Day 98 today, I should have been well on my way by now, my luck has just not been there at any stage so far. I feel like I’ve upset the weather gods or at least Poseidon, maybe I need...

It Never Ends Like It’s Supposed To

Currently late afternoon and I’m inside due to two hours of heavy storm, teaming with rain and strong wind from the west, I’ll come back to this later. Well, yet again I had my plan, based on the weather I...

No It’s Not (Is The Answer)

Well, well, what a 24 hours. I sent my blog off last night and as I said, I was deciding if I could accept the drift, the answer was no. The only option is to row on for a while,...

Messages

Rob: Thanks Rob, yes I have a passport, not sure I’ll set foot on a boat ever again. Phil: Good to hear from you, nice to know your following along. Peter: Sounds like you had a blast, did you do...

Hurricanes and Exhaustion

Some housekeeping first. A lot of people are asking about the three big hurricanes in the Pacific NE. I don’t know the exact details but by all accounts there is a lot of activity and at least one of the...

Now You See It, Now You Don’t

I’ve not got long, so this will be brief, just an update, hopefully we can get back to normal soon. Left you last night after an incredibly tough day fighting to get east and south. Finished rowing at 05:00 can’t...