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T minus 10 hours

After a hectic few days which has included a few hundred miles on the roads around Ireland and the small matter of my little brothers wedding, which was a magical affair and a special way to finish off the family weddings, 8 down! But now it is time to relax and enjoy the comforts of home as it my last […]

Tick Tock

This time 2 weeks it will be the eve of the start and there will be no more time to train or prepare.  And for that reason the next 2 weeks will be crazy!!! I have now assembled almost all of my kit and the final piece of the puzzle, the food, is ordered and on the way so by […]

Where has all the time gone?

Today marks the one month to go for the start of my next big adventure and the biggest solo expedition of my life.  I have been planning expeditions and adventures for years so  I have a good idea of what needs to be done in advance but somehow whenever the final month comes around the days appear to be cut […]

Sunday saw us wrap up a weekend of good sunshine and decent mileage. We are now cruising along and the boat feels so smooth through the water, this is due to a good scrub of the boat. Mylene and Matt took the opportunity of calm conditions to jump in and clean of the barnacles which had began to accumulate on the hull. It is amazing how different the boat feels after the scrub. At this stage we would all probably feel pretty good after a good scrub! The weekend also flew by as I had my music back. It was so nice to be able to sit on deck with my Mp3 player safely tucked away in its water proof Peli case. All the crew was provided with a waterproof Peli case by Niall at http://www.peli.ieto make sure our music players stay dry and safe even in the roughest of conditions out on deck. So far they have performed great and it is cool to see the 3 cases lined up on the deck at night as everybody bops there head to the music of their choice, Matt even treats us to random bursts of lyrics from his favorite songs. It is so sporadic and loud it helps keep me awake which is useful at 5.30am!

It is hard to believe that 2010 is upon us already and I have mere hours remaining to pack and double check all my kit before I say good bye to my beautiful wife to depart on an adventure of a lifetime! 10 days ago I posted and hoped to be able to give a blow by blow account of […]

Another crazy day but perhaps one of the most memorable so far in my preparation. I kicked off this morning with a pounding from a fantastic sports masseuse, I didn’t realise how tight my muscles had gotten from training but believe me she found all the knots, the results are worth it though. Feels like I have a new body. […]

It just occurred to me today that all going well we should be heading out of Agadir to row across the Atlantic Ocean in only 20 days !  That means that I will be jumping on a plane to Morocco in a little over 2 weeks leaving my beautiful wife for what will be our longest time apart since we […]

Just a quick post to say thanks to my first corporate sponsor.  The International Centre for Security Excellence (ICSE)  is a security training company based in Galway city.  The MD Mark Toner is a long time friend of mine and I am delighted to have him and ICSE on board. If you would like to follow in the footsteps of […]

Nothing special for the past few days, up early each morning to train at home then on to work for the day followed by another session in the evening.

I have been working on my technique on the rowing machine in the evenings and it seems to be coming along nicely.