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Dawn Wood's

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Atlantic Diary

Happy New Year!

I thought I would take this opportunity to wish you all a happy new year and update you on what’s been happening. Reach for the stars everyone, make 2019 your year.  28th December 2018 I flew from Stansted Airport to Gran Canaria on the 28th of December waved off by my lovely friends Pammy and…

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Row Aurora is ready

Hi there, I hope you are enjoying the new year and have already made a start on those new year resolutions. Firstly to cut down on your single use plastics, and secondly to do something that will give you a challenge  I will carry on my story from New Years Day where I left you.…

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Day 3 at sea

Hi from the Ocean!! Sorry it’s taken a while to write, but I have been pushing hard and getting my sea legs the last few days. Everything is twice as much work at sea!  So where were we….? 5th January – the day is here!! I managed to get a reasonable nights sleep last night.…

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A message from Queen Elizabeth

8th January 2019 It was blooming freezing by sunset yesterday! Quite a lot of cloud cover plus the waves having an annoying habit of landing on my head, equals a chilly evening. I don’t remember reading this in the holiday brochure! I was expecting a day lounging round in a bikini with an evening meal…

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Rowing through treacle

Sorry it’s been so long to blog. I feel like I have been dragging the boat through treacle the past few days. If I stop rowing I go backwards so every moment on the oars has to count. Anyway…. where were we? 12th January 2019 I left you at 3am… it didn’t get any easier.…

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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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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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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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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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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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