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The Atlantic Diary

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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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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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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From Best to Worst

Today went from one of the best days to one of the worst. It started with a little glimpse of the sun so I started up the water maker for the first time in a couple of days.

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A near miss!

I just had a flying fish go past my face about a foot away!! It’s a good job it had some height on it or it would be decorating the side of the boat!

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All downhill now

Another amazing day on the Ocean, I am absolutely in my element out here. The flying fish are coming past thick and fast now. It’s not going to be long before I am hit by one I am sure.

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Mid-Ocean Pollution

I am simply astounded that slap bang in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean there is clear evidence of the sheer scale of the plastic problem.

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A Beer at Sunset

Quite an eventful day really, which has led to me writing this blog whilst having a beer! To find out how the day has ended like this keep reading.

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Melting Chocolate Challenge

I am still about 2 days behind the pace, so I really need some stronger more challenging conditions to close the gap.

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Rehearsing for Barbados

I am glad I have these blogs to look back on as I think the whole thing will blur into one once I am home. It will be good to remember the ups and downs.

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Five Weeks In

5 weeks today since I left Gran Canaria, I really can’t believe it. This has been such an amazing adventure with my passion which is the Ocean.

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Yet More Plastic

Picture the scene, Go Pro on my head, goggles on, scraper in hand, and peg on my nose!!! Maybe I have bigger nostrils than everyone else?

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