Transatlantic Blog: Days 25 to 28

25/02/2018  Day 25 I made the halfway point!! Nothing to write home about, no flag and no celebration (well 10mins extra sleep!) . I haven’t missed my ciders and weirdly, coffee neither. It’s such a simple life that I find really blissful. There’s absolutely nothing to worry about. Life is dictated by the weather and how I feel (sleep!) and … Read More

Update from the mid-Atlantic

24/02/2018 “Kiko is on Para anchor and we expect her to be on this for 12 hours. The winds are coming from the west, driving her east (the wrong way).  By midnight tonight we expect the winds to come from the North, which means she can dive south, which is just what we need because she has a big system … Read More

Transatlantic Blog: Days 19 – 22

20/2/2018 Day 20 Has it really been three days since I last wrote? This is bad, I thought it was just a day ago. Says it all really. The days have been much the same recently. I’ve been playing eye spy with myself. Lasts about 5 mins, the letters W, H, S and C are the most common. Joking, but … Read More

Transatlantic blog – Days 17 to 18

17/02/2018 Day 17 – The words relentless and temporary, miles, days and Barbados, continuously come into my thoughts. I’m sure I was here yesterday. Looks the same. For all I know it could be the same. I wonder if any boat has passed this exact point before or if I’m a first. I forget what I’ve told you. My thoughts … Read More

Transatlantic Blog: Days 12 to 16

12/02/2018 Day 12 Blue skies, not enough wind and realising I have to stop counting down days. The wind will do what it will and I’ll arrive when I arrive. I cleaned the bottom of the boat and my hair!! (First in 2 weeks!!). Sleeping is an issue. At night my body becomes paralysed and physically can’t get up. It’s … Read More

Transatlantic Blog: Day 10 to 11

10/02/2018 Day 10 Hit the wall! Aren’t enough hours in a day to sleep and row. Obsessing about data and how long, how far, have I got enough loo roll (it’s a serious matter as only took 3 rolls) 11/02/2018 Day 11 Wall is getting lower, adaptation time. Past week has been relentless. Relentless is my name for the trip. … Read More

Transatlantic Blog: Days 5 to 8

05/02/2018 Day 5 – after I’d sent the first blog… Think I forgot to mention the playful dolphins. Swimming up to me they stopped and showed me their tummies. Stuck my hand in for a tickle but they weren’t having any of it! Mini mini meltdown in the evening as couldn’t get the boat to stay in the right position. … Read More

Transatlantic Blog: Days 1 to 5

01/02/2018 Day 1 – 3.5 miles out and I remember I’ve left my meds in the apartment so had to row back to Puerto Morgan, and phew they had them! Was weird coming back from a send off but I always wanted and quite liked the solo departure! Was pretty cool leaving and seeing Gran Canaria disappearing the distance, also … Read More