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Archive for January 2019

Shades of Grey

It’s been days since I saw a sunrise! The past few days have just been different shades of grey, depending on what time of day it is.

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Wet through

Today should be my last day in the slow lane, it has started very dark and ominous!! The sky is thick with black cloud.

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Heading North

Looks like I am in for a sunny day today. So lots of water made, batteries charged, and iPods to the ready. Only problem is still this wind!

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Frustration!

Well this morning started well, got a nice sunrise and didn’t get hit by any flying fish (although I did find another dead one in the bilge) all was going well in the world of Aurora.

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Happy and S.A.D.

24th January 2019When I look back on this adventure this is one of the days I want to remember. I absolutely loved today, it was just brilliant. I still worked really hard rowing for a total of 12hrs, driving myself through every inch of the ocean, but I decided to ignore the mileage for today. …

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Rowlocks and airlocks

21st JanuaryI think it’s Monday morning? I wonder what everyone at home is doing on this – you guessed it – wet, cold and cloudy day? I have still been putting sun cream on my face as I know the cheeky blighter has a way of getting through the clouds and reflecting off the water.…

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Getting back up to speed

17th January Getting some good speeds back up today, it’s a real knack to timing the oars with the waves but when I get it right I can really see the speed going up. A couple of the waves have caught me side on soaking me, which resulted in me shouting at the sky then…

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Yeeee-Haaaa!

16th January I am actually moving again! What a great feeling to be on the move. I have got some work to do to make up the world record pace but it seems that I am up for the challenge!  I have had 3 or 4 small birds follow me all the way from the start.…

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It’s all a bit ‘meh!’

15th January 2019 Today has been a bit of a ‘meh’ day! By that I mean a bit middle of the road.  It was good to have the wind behind me at last, but still hard going to even get the boat above 2kts. It was all a bit overcast so the batteries don’t charge…

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Dawn goes overboard

14th January 2019 Up and on the oars at 06.30 again as usual; feeling cold and demoralised. All that hard work and I’m now further back than yesterday lunchtime.  No point feeling sorry for myself, get on with it. Hunched up and head down I begin the familiar movements legs, arms, arms legs driving the…

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