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Day 26 Slowly but surely we’re getting there!

It feels like it’s been slow going this past 24 hours and we’ve been poodling along - the mornings and evenings have been quite rough but it has calmed down this afternoon.¬† I have just come off my shift and Guy is out there now doing his.¬† We have been doing some maintenance work while it is calm just checking out the gates,¬† and we are waiting for another tracker to arrive - surely this one will work!

I am reading Bill Bryson Down Under and I have just arrived in Sydney - again - I can now relive Sydney as we stopped over here on the way over to Geraldton.

Thank you everyone for all the sponsorship money coming in and the donations to Orchid -¬† it’s fantastic to know that you are all out there gunning for us it really does help us get through the days - some are definitely longer than others!

Mum says the video of the start of the race is up on the web site - we are really looking forward to seeing it - I hope it gives you all a chance to share in that moment when we headed off over the horizon.


Don’t forget to let us have more questions not sure we’ll have all the right answers though.

That’s about it for now

Andrew out

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11 Responses to “Day 26 Slowly but surely we’re getting there!”

  1. Clemency Says:

    Lads you are doing amazingly! I’m sure I wasn’t the only person who looked more than a little surprised when I heard you were doing this (and thought you may be just a little crazy) but now I can not express how incredible what you are doing is. The blogs are great and keep everyone laughing (though I’m sure you don’t feel like it at times). I even confess to shedding a tear or two of total and utter pride when catching up with your progress. (And please let us know how those food cravings are panning out). Your grit and determination is inspirational. KEEP ON ROWING!!!

  2. John Says:

    Clemency, your words capture the feelings of many of us. What they are doing is so ambitious, so brave and so inspirational! Maybe we all need a bit more of that in our lives?

  3. Bird Says:

    I’ve heard rumours that your old P.E teacher Mr.Spackman has been sneaked onboard to offer his assistance and expertise, is this true?!
    Or Mr.Owen maybe, the french teacher, I recall he thought he was an expert at everything! Cauldwell refused to help because he said that Delaney couldnt even open a fire exit when ordered too!

    I’ve just returned from attempting my own race around the coast of Africa in a dinghy but I was kidnapped by Somali pirates so that was a bit of a bummer.

    How are you coping without nights in Bar Vin and Shelleys?!


  4. Cuthbert Says:

    Just looked at the video - boy that boat looks small! I’d have been knackered just getting out of the harbour. Well done lads - don’t know if the progress is correct but it looks good. Question - how many set of oars do you have on board?


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