Mississipi Million

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A shaft of light

Posted by on Sep 20, 2014

St Louis, 20th September.First of all, I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to all who have contacted me, directly or indirectly, following my last blog. I know that it stirred some concerns about my state of health and psychological well-being. I received dozens of supportive emails, all of which counted and two or three were pivotal. I was feeling especially low at that point, but I woke the...

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A tough one, Part 2….

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014

Today, as you may know from reading part 1, we celebrated reaching halfway on our odyssey down the Mississippi. This was a major milestone, physically and psychologically and I was delighted to have made it this far, helped every day by Paddy and the team. But given that this blog aims to be a true reflection of our journey, I have a confession to make – I am really, really tired and on my...

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A tough one, Part 1….

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014

Today was a major milestone for me, Paddy and the project. After the first 6 miles, we reached halfway to New Orleans and we celebrated with a bottle of champagne, shared with James Whitworth, who was rowing with me, and his girlfriend Olivia Cazenove, who was steering us, plus Stephen Gillespie and his daughter Maeve, who were with Paddy. The rest of the day will be part 2, but before you all...

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The art of persuasion….

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014

It is all go here at the Mississippi Million project. Graeme and Gillian return from their two week break for the rest of the project. Jerry Rees rowed with us today and tomorrow. Stephen Gillespie and his daughter Maeve also rowed today and the latter two have three more days rowing before they depart at St Louis. I want to begin today’s blog by paying tribute to Stephen here, because how...

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So, here’s the thing…

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014

Two days ago we were joined by old friends, Mike and Kate Colling, Mike to do two days rowing and Kate to tell us how to do it. Along with many of the nutcases that have signed up to row and raise $1,000,000, Mike does not have a background in rowing by any means, but he has applied himself to learning the art of skiffing from Graeme Mulcahy, spurred partly by the terror of the river and partly...

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