Fishing Boat Encounter
Old Man of the Sea
3rd June 2005 12:00 BST 4617.0000N,04844.0000W, 0M
At 42 years old and with a face as red as an angry farmer we the crew are pleased to announce that crew member Nigel Morris is today officially a birthday boy. In fine male tradition no one bought him a present and all refuse to wish him happy birthday!. In fact that is not totally true he was offered the opportunity to row all day on his own. We wont repeat his reply!
Well the 24hrs have been great Naturally Best has been ticking away the miles as we continue to make steady progress towards Falmouth. The wind is expected to cone from the West for thenext 48hrs so we are hopefull of further big mileage.
Shipping continues to be ourmain concern espeacially in the the thick fog just a minutes ago we had a fright as the pictured fishing vessel came directly on our heading. Fortunately they were just coming over for some craic.
2 Jun, 2005. 1200 bst
A day of close encounters with shipping and wildlife. Day 2 saw 2 close encounters with ships 1 merchant vessel and a patrolling Coastguard ship (see image) both ships had picked us up on radar, prov
Aches and Pains Ahoy!
1 June 2005
Pain is temporary quiting lasts forever. Lance Armstrong.
Well we are now 24hrs in to our row and yes the aches and pains are here in abundance. Complaints range from sore backs, sore arse!,
Later dispatches - Previous dispatches
31 May, 05 - 13:24
Savour the moment team. The morning has passed in a rush of activity and now we are 16mile off the coast of Newfoundland. As the coastline dissapears the reality and magnitude of this challenge dawns