Everything is going well out here in the Atlantic. We are averaging between 60 and 70 nautical miles per day, and even managed 81 miles yesterday! We are currently slightly ahead of target but things can change in a split second in this environment, so we can’t afford to get complacent. The wind is still behind us, usually blowing at about 10 knots, so it’s pretty rough most of the time and very overcast. We are waiting for the weather to turn as we approach warmer climes and we’re holding out for a bit of sunshine.
We had a potentially interesting encounter with an oil tanker yesterday: we could see them (a huge blot on the horizon, about 4 miles away), but they did not see us, so we had to radio in and exchange a few pleasantries, to make them aware of our little rowing boat!
We were surrounded by shoals of sardines yesterday and a few happened to leap out of the water and land in the boat, so we were lucky enough to have a sardine breakfast (thanks to James, for gutting them!).
We are getting into a good routine (which is so important on an expedition such as this), and are both feeling fit and strong. Check out the action pedalo picture of Anthony – deep in concentration!
If you still feel that our efforts are worthy of a few pounds, you can donate to ‘Naomi House’ here: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/pedaltheocean.
Out for now,
Anthony and James