Email and photo from Aodhán!

7 Jan

While you are all enjoying your weekend, Aodhán is continuing his 2hrs on and 2hrs off routine. It’s his sixth day on Sara G in the middle of the Atlantic and he sent us the following message yesterday:

After 3 days at sea we have finally hit our rhythm – 3 of the lads were suffering badly from sea sickness and skipper Matt was suffering too. Luckily for me it has been fine and I have found my routine quickly. We were a few hours late leaving Tarfaya because of delay with customs officials but was fine in the end. I haven’t really felt nervous and most of the time I am enjoying it.

The first 2 days we were flying but hit some crap water for day 3 and have been battered by the oars. I have to admit I was in bad shape last night and had to take anti inflammatory drugs to stop my muscle spasms but was fine immediately afterwards.

We have hit the deep sea today so the ocean should be more manageable. Food is fine and at the moment it is actually hard to eat all of it. We have seen some nice wildlife like dolphins, albatrosses, storm petrels and turtles. The sea is much bluer here in the deep part since we cleared the Altantic shelf.

Thanks for sending us messages. They do mean a lot.

The following photo of the guys was taken during one of the night shifts (Simon stroking, Aodhán in the middle and skipper Matt in bow):

Listen to Simon’s podcast by clicking on this link:×200.swf?callInView=95867&channelInView=&phlogId=41329&phonecastId=120378

And Mark’s podcast by clicking on this link:×200.swf?callInView=95775&channelInView=&phlogId=41329&phonecastId=120282

Leave your message below this post and we’ll make sure the messages of support will reach Aodhán via email and sat phone!

3 Responses to “Email and photo from Aodhán!”

  1. Del Reid January 7, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

    Hi Aodhan,

    Our thoughts are with you on your mammoth adventure and we hope you are all keeping as healthy and as safe as you can. Hope the weather will be kind for you too.

    Lots of good wishes sent to you from Del and the rest of the office x

  2. Viki January 7, 2012 at 10:57 pm #

    Rooting for you from Geneva, Aodhan and the rest of the crew! Hugs, Viki

  3. Alan January 8, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

    Drop those Atlantic bombs Goose Man!!!

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