We are going rowing. For real. Gulliver and I will be launching on Sunday 13th May at 7am from Choshi Marina. Do come along and wave us off if you are able.
For those of you unable to join us then worry not: you can watch a live stream by clicking on this link here. We will be broadcasting from 0645 JST or for those of you in the UK it will be 2245 on Saturday night.
We will put Gulliver in the water tomorrow afternoon, once I have stamped out of the country (again) and stocked up on fresh fruit from the supermarket. One last visit to the onsen for a hot bath and back to the hotel for an early night. I expect sleep will be light and restless as my mind races and the butterflies charge about in my tummy. They are already there now, having returned once Lee and I confirmed departure earlier today. They can stay though – they will keep me safe and alert and, I hope, will fuel me through the big push out to the Kuroshio current. Once we are safely ‘in’ it, we shall gain some ‘free’ mileage as it transports us away from land and out into the ocean.
I shall be tweeting, blogging and phonecasting throughout the journey, so you will be able to share in all the dramas and excitement and frustrations. To track my position live, then check out the tracker page here. Be prepared – at times, Gulliver and I will be doingdo some pretty knitting and wiggles as we head east.
All salty best,
Sarah and Gulliver x
PS With just £605 to go until we break the £11,000 mark for the charities, it would be great to see this smashed before I leave. Please throw in whatever spare pennies and pounds you can find here