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The Captain

Above is an introduction to what this challenge is about, but if it wasn’t clear – I’m planning to row from Lands End to John O Groats in May 2021, using (where possible) the inland UK waterways network.

As I mentioned in the video, this is tricky because I haven’t done any rowing before, I’m not earning money right now and… I don’t own a boat.

Wow – what a tense post… I wonder if I’ll get my hands on that boat!

Yep, I did it and now I laugh to myself every time I walk out of the house and see a boat sitting on the driveway.

I also have to take a moment to revel in the fact that I am a jobless, homeless, boat-owning home-owner.

Day one, sanding

After one day, it’s pretty clear that I don’t know what I’m doing. I’ve taken advice from my dad and some other people with good DIY knowledge that I trust but I think it’s time to get myself to a marine shop and confess that I’m in over my head!

Always call ahead!

I’ll try again after Christmas! I hope everyone has the best possible Christmas that 2020 can provide. We’re gonna make it through!

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