Challenges to Overcome: Weather
If it's very hot we are at risk of heatstroke, if very cold and wet, hypothermia. We'll have nice long daylight hours but need to keep our skin protected from the sun. We'll have to deal with whatever weather we happen to get, including storms.
Challenges to Overcome: Sores
We'll be taking roughly 3000 strokes every shift on the oars. That's going to affect all parts of us in contact, hands, feet and bottoms. This is made worse by salt water and exposure to sun and wind, we'll need to keep hydrated, moisturised and wrap any injuries quickly to prevent them getting worse.
Wow, thanks to all the hard work of our amazing volunteers our Big Breakfast was a huge success this morning! We've been blown away by everyone's generosity. Thank you for your support. More events to come. #teamwork#fundraising
Challenges to Overcome: Food & Drink
Each of us will need to consume over 5000 calories per day and 10 litres of water, during our two hour rest we will need to boil water to rehydrate our ration packs (and for Anya's Tea ☕).
Thank you to Mayflower Offshore Rowing Club for taking us out this morning to learn how to scull, such a lovely welcoming club. It was a difficult getting the hang of two oars coming from gig rowing but we'd improved by the end. 😎