23 June 2012

Done and Dusted

Well folks I managed to scratch my way into Cemlyn today, completing the distance and finding a small crowd awaiting in the wind. For a minute though I thought  had got the wrong beach as I couldn't hear the band playing nor see the topless cheerleaders dancing.

So that is it, a solo circumnavigation of the UK mainland by sea kayak in 72 days, I think.

I will write more details later.

I am pleased, flattered and a little surprised by the popularity of this blog. I intend to keep it going in the short term at least. I still have plenty of thoughts to put down relating to the adventure - from the day to day life, to details of the kit, the planning and physiological side. Hopefully some of it may be interesting to you.

Thankyou to all those who braved the weather, venturing out to see me today and yesterday; I do appreciate it. And a thankyou to all those who offered and gave support and encouragement on the way; the little things can make a big difference.


But most of all I have to thank Pascale - a very special lady who worked so hard to support me.
I owe you so much.


Got to go now, the dishwasher needs emptying.

Back soon though...

JW

19 comments:

Catherine said...

Congratulations, John, on an incredible achievement! You should be really proud.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic achievement. Loved the blog. Congratulations

Martin

Jim W said...

Congratulations John, you may take a day off now! :-)

So glad to hear you made it, the weather was looking like it might get the last laugh.

You'll need to think about the charities again now, I'm sure taking the record by a week is worth a lot of donations....

Jim

Taran Tyla said...

Well done John, I really enjoyed following your adventure :)

Mike and Deb said...

Well done - what a great achievement (to say the least)!!!!
Hope to catch up with you again soon - certainly in better conditions than last time. Mike and Deb

Anonymous said...

Well done.............very inspirational,loved reading the blog and keeping up with your progress.

Brian

Anna W said...

Well done John, what a fantastic achievement! I think you deserve some rest now!

Anna

Anonymous said...

Brilliant paddling John - been following you every day. Looking forward seeing how you planned it etc

JM said...

Absolutely brilliant John. Sorry I missed the last week of your epic journey, we have been on sailing hols. I will miss reading about your exploits - might even buy the book if you are tempted to write one! JM

Anonymous said...

What a great result after a fantastic effort. The blog has been superb, I'm sure there's enough material for a great book there....!

Neil.

Anonymous said...

Well done John! Brilliant effort.

Rowland W

Anonymous said...

Fantastic achievement John! Congratulations and thanks for the blog updates. You're an inspiration for those of us who are fed up with the daily grind.....

Mark B.

John Bunyan said...

Well done John, you'll be able to look back on a great adventure.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on a job well done. i only did ten miles today and i am knackered. Ha Ha!! p.s donations to which charity?

Huw and Liz Forster

Bob Perry said...

Well done etc. Now get yourself down here. There a couple of islands in the South Pacific that need paddling around.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, a fantastic achievement. I really enjoyed following your progress on the blog.

Liz

Anonymous said...

FANTASTIC! Brilliant effort from yourself and super-support crew Pascale. Going to miss the blog, which has been amazing, but looking forward to updates to the Performance Sea Kayak Gossip page instead - that always keeps me entertained. Sorry you didn't make it for the Conwy Ascent - it was a good one!

Helen Marriott

Roger said...

I stumbled across your blog by accident.(I am an old uni pal of Mike Webb). I have thoroughly enjoyed reading about your trip. A great adventure. Might even buy a Kayak and try a bit of paddling myself. Well done.
Roger Smith

Guy S said...

Congratulations on an amazing achievement - it sounded especially tough towards the end! I've really enjoyed following your blog, and look forward reading your thoughts about kit/planning etc.

All the best,

Guy.