Rob Hudson, crew Atlantic Crossing, 9th October
A couple of days ago Frances sent us a summary of comments that you have put on our blog entries on the website. It didn’t tell us who had made which comment, but it was possible to guess from the response.
First, thank you! It’s great that family, friends and others are watching our progress from the comfort of their homes, and getting some vicarious pleasure from our experiences. The reason we don’t respond to your comments is that we only see them occasionally, and that is after the event.
Secondly, to my grandchildren tracking progress – if you haven’t done so already, have a look at the Wicked Weather Watch website, which is linked to the Polar Ocean Challenge site. I’m looking forward to showing you the photos of icebergs and glaciers when I get back. It’ll get you thinking about why icecaps are receding and making voyages like Northabout’s possible.
Thirdly, brother Toz in Florida – we have been tracking hurricanes! Hoping to be in Ireland well before Mathew. You’d love it out here – not!
As I sit here on watch at present we have just over 370 miles to the waypoint off the SW tip of Ireland. Still a way to go, but making progress, and all well aboard.
I don’t know when this and other blog posts will get on the site, as currently they are not leaving the Outbox. Hopefully there will be a few at once.”