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54 48.654 N 05 40.343W. Rowing against the strong tide and light headwind in the North Channel between Belfast and Larne, hugging the coast. Waiting for the tide to turn at 15.30. Keeping an eye on the weather to decide when to head for Scotland and leave Ireland behind.
WEDNESDAY June 12
In 3G and better weather for the time being! Yesterday resulted in a snapped oar and riding swell to shelter. The oar snapped as we were pulling in the sea anchor. No panic, nobody hurt, just took out the replacement and got back to the oars.
Today we are making the most up the N Irish coast before another stronger low pressure hits. All is well on board.
Celebrity Gavin’s back is better and he has spoken to nearly every Irish radio station. Stage 2 almost done.
Stage 3 – Scotland.
We would like to thank again and again the overwhelming support from family, friends, locals and organisations and as well we would like to apologise if any Mersea Island School kids receive and Yellowbrick homeworkJ You’ve all been such a help motivating us to drive us on.