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 people 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...
Congratulations, John, on an incredible achievement! You should be really proud.
Fantastic achievement. Loved the blog. Congratulations
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....
Well done John, I really enjoyed following your adventure :)
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
Well done.............very inspirational,loved reading the blog and keeping up with your progress.
Well done John, what a fantastic achievement! I think you deserve some rest now!
Brilliant paddling John - been following you every day. Looking forward seeing how you planned it etc
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
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....!
Well done John! Brilliant effort.
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.....
Well done John, you'll be able to look back on a great adventure.
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
Well done etc. Now get yourself down here. There a couple of islands in the South Pacific that need paddling around.
Congratulations, a fantastic achievement. I really enjoyed following your progress on the blog.
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!
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.
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,
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