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Early reflections….

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014

New Orleans, Louisiana. 28th OctoberI promised that I would write some reflections on our journey as soon as I was able to draw breath, and here they are.I write to you from the hotel in NO, having finally managed to sleep through until 08.30 for the first time and enjoying a third day off the river. This last point is important as it marks the first time I have had three consecutive days of not...

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New Orleans…

Posted by on Oct 26, 2014

New Orleans, Louisiana. 25th October.After 2,320 odd miles of toil, pain, laughter, wonderment, hospitality, friendship, kindness, headwinds, rain, thunder, lightning, tornados, blood, sores and Sam Adams beer, we arrived into New Orleans at 14.35 this afternoon. I have no real strength to write more just now, but promise I will do so soon. I thought I would let you know that, with your help, we...

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St Crispin’s day…

Posted by on Oct 25, 2014

Luling, Louisiana. 24th October(With my apologies to Will Shakespeare)He which hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart. Coins for convoy shall be put in his purse and his passport made, for we would not die in that man’s company that fears his fellowship to die in ours. Today is the feast of St Crispian. He that shall live this day, and see old age, Will yearly on the vigil feast...

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The Finish Line Approaches!

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014

The finish is near! John and the team finish their epic voyage at approx 2pm on Saturday 25th October and they’ll be exiting the water here: Belle Chasse Marine Transportation301 Alabo StreetNew OrleansLA 70117USAFor more information on the day call the team on tel:  651 955 2438.

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I’m back….

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014

Donaldsville, Louisiana. 23rd OctoberIt is amazing what impact 5 litres of cold water filled with electrolytes and magnesium, a large meat feast pizza, lying in an air conditioned room and getting ten hours sleep can do to a tired body. Even if you are an old geezer like me! Anyway, my apologies for that lame “woe is me” blog of yesterday. As of today, my mojo is well and truly...

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