68 snack bars consumed (I’ve lost count of teabags)
**** swear words (mainly into the wind… But it doesn’t count if no one can hear you!)
It was surreal coming back into the Hamble yesterday and I was very moved to have the welcome back that I did. I was also very surprised to see the BBC South sports reporter Lewis Coombes and his cameraman filming my arrival from the pontoon! I was then totally taken aback when they showed me a clip of Sir Robin Knox-Johnstone and Alex Thomson Racing congratulating me on my trip! You can see the full footage on yesterday’s BBC South Today clip below. Over the past 11 weeks I have had an amazing adventure and I cannot wait to share some of the highs and lows of the trip… There are many!
However, before all of this I would like to thank all of my sponsors and supporters, who have helped me with everything; from getting the right kit to undertake the trip, to the individuals who supported my crowdfunding campaign which kickstarted the project.
Musto – Giga – Fox’s Marina & Boatyard – Expedition Foods – Solo Sails Sailmakers Supporting Clubs and Associations: Royal Cruising Club (www.rcc.org.uk) – Hunter Association – Hythe Sailing Club – Southampton