Thursday, 24 July 2014

Press release !!

I forget how frustrating sea challenges are !!

Unfortunately the safety boat company could not allow the challenge to go ahead this week due to the sea state being too rough for the crossing, the next available booking for the challenge is week commencing the 11th August for two weeks.

I am disappointed, but I appreciate that its a dangerous stretch of water and safety must come first.

Back to the gym for a couple of weeks.

Thank you so much for all your donation x

Monday, 21 July 2014


Wednesday has been ruled out, it looks like later in the week

Sunday, 20 July 2014

The waiting game

Well, here I am all packed and just waiting on the call to go.

The weathers a little up and down, at the moment it's looking like it's going to be Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Photo from the weekend

We bumped into a photographer called Mike whilst we were having a little break and a bite to eat, he took this photo.

Weather forecast

Call me impatient, but you know what I am like when it comes to weather and my anorak tendencies.

The weather forecast for the English channel is looking bloody good, I am a bit premature but see what you think, its looking like Wednesday or Thursday to me.

Monday, 14 July 2014

1 Week to go

Well, that's the last training session before the crossing of the English Channel.

I had a fantastic weekend training on the Menai Straits with Liverpool Canoe Club. On the Saturday we left from Beaumaris and headed NE around Puffin Island and back. I have anchored many a time off Puffin Island on Zuma but seeing the island from a Kayak was amazing. Sunday they took me to the Swellies and scared the life out of me with my first white water session, I took a dip a couple of times but I learnt so much.

Thank you the ladies and gentlemen at Liverpool Canoe club for their help over the last few months.

Now I am to rest for the rest of the week with no gym and no kayaking :) concentrate on my diet and prepare mentally for the challenge.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

2 weeks to go

I am getting that 'why did I say I would do it' feeling and starting to doubt my fitness.. But I returned to the gym yesterday for the first time with a strapped up back and it felt good.

I am hopefully away this weekend in Anglesey to get some sea practice in.

Thank you for the recent donations, It means so much..