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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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A tough day…..

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014

Donaldsville, Louisiana. 22nd OctoberA combination of ludicrously serpentine river and strong wind, meant we were once again battered by winds, super tankers and barges, on what turned out to be a 43 mile day, and frankly has left me on my knees. The river below Baton Rouge is industrial in every aspect. I cannot really do justice to this blog or the events of the day today, so will beg your...

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Cancer Alley……..

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014

Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 21st OctoberToday marked another small milestone in our journey to New Orleans. Paddy and I paddled 38 miles from St Francisville to Baton Rouge this morning and this marked the last day that we will row together on this trip. It was a stage full of event, as I will relate, but it was also a little emotional for the two of us, bound as we now are by literally thousands of...

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Teetering on the edge….

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014

St Francisville, Louisiana. 19 OctoberThe title of this blog is intentionally ambiguous in its meaning. I have checked and re-checked the calendar and whichever way I view it, we have only 6 days until we reach New Orleans and the end of our journey of 2,320 miles down this most majestic of rivers. But we still have 6 days to negotiate. A strange series of sensations and emotions are beginning...

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It was bound to happen sometime…….

Posted by on Oct 18, 2014

Natchez, Mississippi. 17th October.Late last night, we were joined by Matt “fresh meat” Brittin, an old rowing mate of the highest pedigree, along with Marysh and Alison Chmiel, and their young son Stan. Marysh has been a long standing supporter of this project and we were all delighted to have him and Al with us, not least because they are both hard as nails rowers too! Marysh is...

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