It is a very happy Outen-shaped pedalling and paddling grinning machine writing to let you know that at 1230pm local time today, November 14th, Hercules and I arrived in glorious sunshine at the British Embassy in Tokyo. 7.5 months and 18700km of pedalling and paddling since Tower Bridge, this first leg is now complete. (NB: Nelson, my kayak, had arrived a few weeks ago so I was able to get a ‘Me and my boys’ shot too. Yesterday I cycled to Choshi Marina on the East coast to dip my toes in the Pacific and officially close the leg – I start out from here next spring with Gulliver, bound for the other side)
If you have enjoyed reading my blogs thus far I would love it if you could spare whatever change, shrapnel or notes you can to my supported charities: Coppafeel!, WaterAid, Jubilee Sailing Trust and the MND Association. TO DONATE CLICK HERE
Warm, warm thank yous to everyone who has helped me on my way – from my sponsors and supporters, to strangers on the road and followers of this blog, my team and my family – I am grateful. Here’s to the next chapter…
Meanwhile, I am due a sleep and a G&T. More stories from in a wee while.
All best from me, Herc, Nelson and Tokyo x
PS Another very happy thank you to the British Embassy here in Tokyo for their support and especially Mike Sims-Williams for escorting me into Town today and accompanying me the last couple of days.