Mississipi Million

The Great River Rowed

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Heroes and Villains I

Posted by on Jun 25, 2014

Those of you who have been reading the site content and possibly some of the blog material will, by now, have begun to form your own view about this project. I suppose it stands to reason that if you have got this far, you have had your interest piqued for any number of reasons – the charity, the Mississippi, the madness of the undertaking or because you are also a rower (past or present...

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The Boats

Posted by on Jun 25, 2014

Now, it has to be said that the concept of rowing 2,340 miles down a massive commercial river is, in and of itself, reasonably daunting. You are sitting for hours a day (probably averaging around eight), facing the wrong way (so you cant see the huge container ships bearing down) and involved in a gruelling physical activity which will require 5,000+ calories per day (if I only want to lose 15...

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It’s Becoming Real…..

Posted by on Jun 23, 2014

Old joke – what’s the difference between eggs and bacon? It’s the difference between involved and committed – the chicken is involved, but the pig is committed…..So today, we loaded the two Thames Skiffs onto the container to be transported to the mid west for the beginning of the project. As the doors closed on the container, there was the sense that, for the...

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