After a full day of rowing, Savoir Faire are at anchor again this morning on the Northumberland coast north of Craster, from where Jason McKinlay sent this latest dispatch to race HQ:
55 35.440N 01 38.988W. We had a good run from Fife Ness Point. Dragging ourselves across the Firth of Forth to start with and continuing to make progress. I remarked it was ‘like the old days’, which suggests we’ve been out here long enough to have them…
The day was kind and we made good progress from Dunbar, continuing past some beautiful scenery all the way into England… My Scottish brother-in-law suggesting Berwick was a free state and neither England nor Scotland! That wasn’t enough to prevent Josh from breaking out his celebratory Fruit & Nut and then sharing a piece of the oversized bar.
We’d managed to get past Holy Island, looking stunning from the sea as the sun set on the castle, and are currently anchored adjacent to Sunderland Point (due to increasing southerlies) not to be confused with ‘Sunderland’, which is a further 42 miles south. Once we arrive there, we’ll have less than 300 miles to go. Not far, in the scheme of things!