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Day 95 - Keeping up the pressure!

We’re really so pleased to be making such fast progress all spirits are high on Flying Ferkins.  The mileage not as good today as we were caught in a current that tried to send us south, but we’re back on track and we are still ahead of Southern Cross which is the main thing.

No we can’t smell food on land yet! But the closer we get to land the more bird life is appearing  - I believe there are lots of birds on Mauritius - an Albatross would be good to see -  so if we get time we could do a bit of twitching!!

We both keep thinking of all the things we need bought out to Mauritius - it’s struck us how little we’ve got on board especially clothes!

Thank you again to everyone who has given so generously to Orchid, we are amazed at the total - nearly ÂŁ5,000 that’s fantastic.  Looking forward to thanking everyone personally for all the amazing support we’re getting it really has helped to keep us going.

Andrew out

Click here to donate money for the fight against the spread of male cancers and support Orchid, the boys chosen charity.

To follow our progress please go to the official Woodvale Challenge site.

153 Responses to “Day 95 - Keeping up the pressure!”

  1. Twitted by TeamMSS Says:

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  2. chrisandsamthew Says:

    Oi Oi Oi, Lads keep pushing that boat. Cannot imagine the chats we are gonna have when you are home.

    A topic that has popped up with my parents,
    “do you put sunblock on your Johnson?”

    And how long is your hairs?


  3. Goldie Says:

    To two men in a boat

    Pleased to hear things are going well. Thanks for keeping us up to date with your adventures.


  4. Emma Robbo Says:

    You are doing just fantastic chaps! Keep up the good work.

    Row team row, row team row…

    Em x

  5. minibec Says:

    Wow, not surprised there are problems down under given the blistering pace you’ve set…although sounds like Del’s got off lightly…! Anyway, absolutely incredible effort guys. Aiming to finish in 100days? I managed an impressive 10 mins on the rowing machine this week. Enjoy the rest of the journey xx

  6. sedgly Says:

    boys boys boys….. lets not pretend the birds you’l be wanting to see in Mauritius will be the feathered kind!

  7. Claire Says:

    Just row the race. Think about the process. Don’t dwell on the result until it’s history.

    Larry Gluckman (his quote don’t know who he is)!

  8. Big Phil Says:

    Now you are so close to home the enorminity of what you boys are acheiving is really starting to set in. It is for me an imcomprehensible acheivement. I have so much respect for both of you. Keep it going!

  9. Angel Sarah Says:

    Boys!!! The biggest respect to you guys!!!! It was hard enough in a four, can’t imagine how tough it must be in a pair. You’re doing an AWESOME job out there!!! Enjoy it for all it is worth cos normality will hit you like one of those giant steam roller waves we all know and love before you know it! I already feel like it never happened! Ocean Angel Sarah xx

  10. jamesgubb Says:

    Yes boys, take it home!! j

  11. xtina Says:

    Sarah ~ Great to have you and others from Woodvale on the blog ~ you all know what they are having to do to move at this pace!! They will love to know you are following this race still …
    (my sister said their were Angels watching over them)

    Thank you
    xtina xx

  12. johnp Says:

    First thing in the morning - before looking at my work emails - I check on your overnight progress. Good to see you are keeping the pressure on SC and maintaining a comfortable 50 mile lead.

    Another week and you should be on dry land. I look forward to adding your “Arrival in Mauritius” photos to your website gallery.

  13. Claire Says:

    Yes John I am practicing my video recordings - how fantastic if I can get footage of them arriving. Plenty of photos will be taken that’s for sure!!

  14. Claire Says:

    Ocean Angel Sarah - I hope normality hasn’t been too hard…….none of us can really know how you feel just imagine - the support from family and friends goes on…………….. :-) you’ll never forget your amazing achievement.

  15. Roxanne Says:

    Guy & Andy so sorry to miss seeing you both arrive on dry land!! Well I have just spoken to Xtina before their flight to meet you boys! I have been following you at least 3 times a day & kept asking for you both to be kept safe (forgot about your anatomy though!)Lovely to hear an earth Angel supporting you too!!! I am so pleased that you have endured what nature has thrown at you, tough times but also sometimes amazing sights & sounds! The amount of love being sent out is wonderful & if only we could amplify this. I will miss the banter of this blog & feel so very proud of you. So oooo looking forward to seeing you when you return, also I know Tim & Robert will be too. XXX

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