They’re on their way home! Jason McKinlay and Josh Tarr are back on the move and determined to make the most of the improving weather to reach the finish in London.
Savoir Faire left anchor at around 23.00 last night. Hugging the Northumberland coast to try and avoid the worst effects of the 13knot south-westerly wind, they had made around 12 miles in eight hours and are now pat Alnwick – around 25miles north of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Josh and Jason wrote a blog yesterday, expressing their frustration at being cooped up in their tiny cabin yet again – this time for 18 hours.
Josh wrote: 23.00 We’re off!
Frustrating day yesterday but we made good use of it and we’re on our way earlier than we thought J…the fruit and nut disappeared, we’ve sorted out the last of our meals and have thoughts of home as we row…
It’s not over yet but the forecast looks good for now!
Game on! JT
Earlier Jason had written: Thursday was probably our toughest day yet, 18 hours inside a cabin together with little room…Rowing six hours is a dream at the moment. So bad that I went to air outside at the oars while we sorted our food out. When we start this time, he [weather] windows look good for a few days (at this stage). We won’t be hanging around. J