Wednesday 12th July 17
I want to start by saying a big thank you for all the donations so far, we are well on our way to hitting our target. With only 9 days to go, my head is in the clouds. I still must get the last bits of my kit and need to toughen up my hands and fine tune my roll. I can’t wait to get in the water on the 22nd , but at the same time I’m worried I won’t be up to it. But I feel great and can’t wait
My Kayak is called “Custard”, she has spent the last 4 months having her stern repaired as a delivery driver decided to reverse and hit her whilst she was on the Land Rover roof , but NDK Kayaks did a great job and gave her a face lift so she is ready for the 250 miles.
Massive thanks to NDK who lent me a kayak to train in whilst she was with them,
Mark and I did 17 miles on Sunday, not a great distance, but the time was good considering we were paddling into the wind for most of it (4.5MPH) and we got to see lots of seals. I’m sure we will get to see all sorts of cetaceans and wildlife over the 9 days so we will have lots of photos for you to see. I will be doing at least 2 livestreams a day as well, this will be asking for donations and just generally keeping you up to date with our progress. My fingers are crossed for good weather, the only thing that will stop us is too much wind and I don’t mean the smelly kind!
Each day we will be running with an Ebb tide this will give us up to 5.5 to 6.5mph head way for up to 4 hours of each day but if the wind is blowing the wrong way we will struggle maintain 3.5mph, so fingers crossed for a North wind, Although on day one we want a North East wind
I’ll try to keep the blog updated in the build up to our challenge and on the evening of Friday 21st, the first time the team will all be together, we’re going to hold a live Q&A session on Facebook. If you haven’t already “Liked” our Facebook Page, please click here.