Hello everybody!!!! I wounder how many more blogs
So, where to begin? If you are looking at the
website regularly you will see we are not making much progress. Believe me, we
are trying. Both ourselves and HCL seem to be stuck in a weather system that
people back home cant see and, as two crews talking to each other, its doing
both of us, no favours at all. Without it being in the forcast, it could last a
day, a week, a month or a year, we just dont know. Who would have guessed that
with all the other crap we have had to endure throughout these last 4 months,
257 mles from the end, this was gonna come up. What makes it worse is that dream
maker, who were 30 miles behind managed 41 miles yesturday, how the
We did have a ray of hope last night when speaking
to HCL, their weather guy said it would change at midnight, but it didnt.
There's that word again....hope...........means nothing out here. What was nice
was that we got our daily text from woodvale, thats right, the text we get every
second or third day (lets not talk about that.....) and it said that we were
experiencing weather that the charts wernt showing. So it is a bizare system we
What makes it that much worse is that most people
flew out yesturday to see us in. We should have been getting in tomorrow had
last weeks progress continued. My auntie, who i know is tight for time, will
miss us and thats a real soccer punch. I think mum will stay out there for as
long as it takes as too will hannah, but im not sure how work effects that one.
I know tom will be deverstated if he misses laura, but we are rowing as hard as
we can, its just everything is against us and nobody know for how
I did break down the day before yesturday in front
of tom which i really didnt want to do, but i couldnt help it. I kinda take
these things personally sometimes. I feel that this situation makes a mockery of
everything i stand for and believe in. At school and uni i worked hard and
eventually got results dispite not being the brightest spark. Working at
roehampton i didnt take a day off for 4 months in the lead up to starting my own
busness and that ment i was sucessful straight away. If you put alot into these
things you get alot out. But right now, we are and have put alot in and are
getting nothing back. It sucks.
The only news i do have is we saw a boat last
night, a big one. It was quite away off but we had to pay attenetion. And during
the night, there was lightning in the distance, i hoped that would clear this
weather system, but then i realsied i hoped!
Right, thats it from this end. Dont forget we are
on the radio tonight at 7.45 BBC radio london. I think im gonna do most of the
talking this time. The idea was that we would do the interview in sight of land,
how wrong were we!!
Have a good day everybody.
ps. We are still raising money for ataxia, i know
its hard time but if you can, do dig deep and help us out. All the infor can be
seen at our website www.rowingtheatlantic.com with a
link to our just giving.