Support!

My (family) Shore Support Crew left Choshi this morning. My father has started his journey back to the UK, while my sister, Lizzie and my bro-in-law Ade have started their journey to San Francisco as part of the recce programme for my arrival there in September. It’s been fantastic sharing special moments here in Choshi, spending time preparing Blossom for the Pacific: my family are very much a part of my journey.

Support crew and friends at Choshi Marina

Charlie with members of his support crew and other friends, at Choshi Marina

I’m not alone yet though. Ben Goss, Chairman of “Give Them a Sporting Chance” and my technical support/weather router, Tony Humphries of Ocean Pursuits will remain with me until Thursday.

All those mentioned above have played a key part in the preparation and planning of www.pacific2012.com – I’m a very lucky guy!

Today has been a day of filming and interviews for the Discovery Channel and odd suggestions from Ben Goss… Ben suggested that I may wish to make bread on my way across the Pacific. I felt I had to remind Ben that although he may consider my challenge a “holiday”, if I’m not rowing, I need to ask myself why am I not rowing and am I making good use of my time by eating, sleeping or blogging.

Friday is still looking OK for departure from Choshi. There is no doubt in my mind that Friday will be a long day, as I need to row away from Japan and try to get as far as I can from Japan and get into the Kuroshio Current.

Now that you’ve read this, please do tell your friends and ask them to take a look at what I’m doing and why I am doing it. I need your help, so that I can help others www.justgiving.com/pacific2012

  • Ruth Perry:

    BEST OF LUCK CHARLIE – LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING ALL ABOUT IT WHEN YOU ARE BACK!
    Ruthie, Claire and the Aussies xx

  • Alena:

    GOOD LUCK CHARLIE!
    ENJOY IT ALL!
    … AND WE WILL WITH YOU (o:

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