Things have been going really well out here in Gran Canaria and I’m now pleased to report that we have a departure date and time to share with you.
Anthony and myself will be leaving Puerto de Mogán at 12pm UTC this Monday 1st February. It will be a surreal day for me because exactly two years ago (on 1st February 2014), I returned home after cycling 18,000 miles around the world, a day that I will never forget. I had no idea that I would be taking a pedalo across the Atlantic two years later!
Charlie and Richard from Rannoch Adventure have now left and are driving the support vehicles and rib back to the UK. Both of them have been a really big help out here getting things ready for our departure.
The “Kitty Rouge” is now packed and our chart plotter (sat-nav for the ocean) has been programmed with our waypoints. For all of the schools and anyone that is interested, here are our waypoints. Try and plot them on a chart if you can.
To follow where the team are in more detail click here. http://pedaltheocean.co.uk/trip-data/
Anthony will be arriving tomorrow where Ian (our documentary cameraman) and I will be waiting for him. Here is a little clip that we shot a few nights ago, seeing the crew of the “Toby Wallace” off on their Atlantic record attempt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNgGXxD8sW8
The weather is looking favourable for the next few weeks, and the first few days should be quite easy conditions. This is the website I use for monitoring the weather: http://passageweather.com
Don’t forget, if you think our efforts are worthy of a few pounds, you can donate to ‘Naomi House’ here: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/pedaltheocean
Out for now,