Friday, 19 September 2014

So close, yet so far

The time and date was to be at 0815hrs on the 19th September.

I set off Rye bound after a days work. I found a B & B about 1100hrs last night all excited about the challenge in the morning.

I woke to a foggy morning and upon arrival at the departure point I met Will from the safety boat company, he explained that if the visibility was less than two miles then the challenge was not happening today. I waited around for an hour to see the fog clearing, so we set off for Dungeness. When we arrived at Dungeness the fog was worse than ever.

The latest I could set off was 1100hrs to enable our hopeful return within daylight. We decided to sit around for a couple of hours waiting for the fog to clear but to my disappointment it never cleared. We agreed that the challenge could not go ahead and headed back to Rye, followed by an  8hr drive home.

The safety company are confident that they will get me across by the end of October, fingers crossed.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Getting very frustrated over kayak challenge

I have not been in the kayak now for 6 weeks and only visited the gym a hand full of times.

The whole country is under a massive high pressure system and the safety company say its not safe enough to carry out the challenge at the moment. I don't know whether I am just unlucky or because our money is in their bank there is no incentive to get us across the channel, However, I am back in the kayak this weekend and I am keeping my fingers crossed that next week we get to give this challenge a bloody good go.

Thanks for bearing with me and a massive thanks for the continuing donations x

Friday, 5 September 2014

Trip of a life time.

Just got back from the most amazing trip of a life time.

Apologies for not updating the blog whilst out there but there was not a lot of wifi.

I will be putting photo's up as soon as possible along with the video diary.

Thank you again for your support and further more the donations.

Just awaiting the nod on the channel challenge. :))