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    In reply to: Blake Island camping – group site?

    June 20, 2018 at 4:12 pm #1739
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    Perfect, have just sent you £20. huge thanks for organising, i really needed that short break.. raccons and all !

    Cath

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    In reply to: Blake Island camping – group site?

    June 20, 2018 at 7:52 am #1737
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    Hi Steve, I’m being dumb, I can’t work out how to send you some money with that paypal link, it comes up as an eamil address? It was great to get a few hours of rest.. even with the screaming raccoons. I couldn’t find your bucket / boat that night, I’d packed my torch “somewhere” and couldn’t find it !

    Cath

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    In reply to: Blake Island camping – group site?

    June 1, 2018 at 9:08 am #1658
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    Hi all, more than happy to contribute to camping.. which campsite are we aiming for? there look like quite a few on blake island, and it will likely be dark by the time I haul myself there, so unless there’s a blazing bonfire, I might be paddling round the island for hours

    Cath, 1 of 8

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    In reply to: Rowing All Night – Lessons Learned

    April 23, 2018 at 9:30 am #1357
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    Experience from rowing the Atlantic, solid food is hard to stomach when your body is actually wanting to be asleep. I found that liquid meals, protein shakes etc, were brilliant. You stay hydrated and get adequate nutrition at same time. You can find some that only need fresh water to make up, not milk. Try and avoid simple sugars though, you’ll get a massive sugar crash and feel even worse. Complex carbs only at night time

    Nav lights are always an issue with affecting nightvision, try to put some kind of shield between the light and the boat, so the light only goes outwards, not inwards towards you. Ideally, you see much more with no lights at all, but that’s not gonna be possible on this stretch of water

    Set yourself a cut off speed, ie, if I’m going slower than 1 knot, then pull in and rest, it’s not efficient to keep rowing against stream / tide / wind. You’ll just get exhausted quicker and wont’ have gone very far.. trust me.. nothing is more vexing than to cover a tiny distance with many hours of rowing !. Wait for tide to turn / conditions to improve than get back on it

    Yep, sunrise is just the best

    Seeya at the start

    Cath, team 1 of 8

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    In reply to: Blake Island camping – group site?

    April 20, 2018 at 4:22 pm #1330
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    I’m up for group camping, will be good to have company. Id spotted that island as a potential stop point, from what i can see, the tide starts going out again in the early hours of morning, so a few hours kip will be great !