40 to 60 (approx) depending on conditions
Tough rowing conditions during the day, 25ft rolling/crashing waves and
we couldn’t keep our heading. Last night was fast and we should have made up
We haven’t seen another boat for the last 4, possibly 5
1. I spilt boiling water over my upper left thigh whilst boiling some
water for dinner. A wave smashed the side of the boat and knocked the Jet Boil
out of my hand and the water went onto my leg. I screamed, and then dosed my leg
with sponges of cold water and thankfully there was no
I drifted off for a few minutes during the graveyard shift (02:30 – 04:30) last
and was awoken by an oar smashing
into my ribs which was very painful.
25th January – our belated Christmas Day on Red Arrow where we get to
open our presents from friends and family.
My top 10 missed meals, snacks and drinks:
B roast dinner with all the trimmings
daily soup, main and pudding from the IMG canteen
32 (Large Chicken Chow Mein) from Kwok Lai. June – I’ll be in
Rusks, sprinkling of sugar and ice cold milk
Prawn Cocktail Crisps
of McVities Milk Chocolate digestives to dunk into a glass of
– full fat blackcurrant flavour.
of 4 Hot Cross Buns to snack on
Things the Atlantic needs:
– to slow the race leaders down!
- like a drive through for
cars but a floating one out here for boats and we could then get the
coordinates and paddle over for some fast food.
- like the guys you get a
traffic lights who clean your windscreen whether you say yes or no. Our cabin
doors are disgusting and we’ve run out of window cleaner.
that don’t work on Red Arrow
help pass the time I feel it is important to help bond us and boost morale and
what better way than playing some classic games.
- A flop!. The game tends to work better with more players and a
slightly larger space although I did tell Rich that Harry and Lloyd managed
for some time on their road trip in Dumb & Dumber!
- Wasn’t a great success. The main cabin is the only place to hide
unless we wanted to get in the water which would provide great cover although
- It would be fair to say that this game failed out here. After you’ve
guessed Water, Wave, Sky, Cloud & Boat there really isn’t anything else.
perhaps save this game for a mixed crew.
Top 5 must listened to songs
you’re doing the nightshifts you’ve only got your iPod to get you through the 2
hours and I’ve been singing my heart out
and there’s nobody around to tell me how terrible I am. My top 5 so
Black Eyed Peas
Mess With My Man
now we have just rowed the first 500 miles what better song
of the day goes to my brother, Adam, who has just recently celebrated his
5th wedding anniversary!
is a 3 ring circus; an engagement ring, a wedding ring and
- I bet you didn’t write that in your card to Amanda!
few personal messages from me………….
Thanks for the info on the lava/sparks – there was I thinking I was
As requested, the answer as you’ve probably guessed is we had one game
and we won’t be playing again.
Ali – yep, I constantly want to call in sick! Sounds like William is
keeping you busy – remind George that it is his baby too!
Sounds like you need to change your screensaver picture. Thanks for lunch
in Tenerife and for bringing my valuables home.
Loved your email. FYI – it was re-directed to Laura and she forwarded it
on. Thanks for the heads up – classic!
Hi guys - thanks for the
email and for telling your neighbours in Texas.
FYI – texts from your mobile haven’t been coming through. Your Twitter
joke was a classic although I can’t award you text of the day as I’m showing
restraint (please note Marcus) as this is a family show.
Cheers for the text buddy. Yep, your Para anchor lesson paid off and
we’ve used it only once and we deployed and retrieved it no problems. We’re
hunting down Joe & Chris and no surprise they are stalking the French! Come
out to Antigua………….
row must go on – Antigua here we come.