6th May LATEST NEWS 0252BST
Charlie just called shore support. He’s in good shape and delighted with his progress so far.
“I’ve been on the para-anchor today but just deployed the drogue, because of the current conditions. Very happy with the route the current’s taken me today; the GPS line looks pretty good! I’m tired; it was a long day yesterday, I knew I had to reach the current and it took a lot out of me. I’m tired; I haven’t slept properly, I haven’t eaten properly, so tired both physically and emotionally. The cabin’s hot, 30 degrees, but because of the sea state I’m having to stay inside. It’s making me feel sick. Yesterday I saw three whales: big, but they stayed well clear of Blossom. I’ll send pictures as soon as the sea calms down and I can maintain a satellite data connection.
“Emotional here in a good way. Great to hear your voice.”
We were able to pass on some of the many messages sent so far; Charlie’s had a laugh at some of them but is humbled by all of them. He’s grateful for the continued donations too; that’s what his challenge is all about. Please keep them coming, along with the messages.
WISH HIM WELL by e-mailing email@example.com. Keep the donations coming too – he’s now only £55 away from reaching the £10,000 milestone: www.bit.ly/pac_12 for the British charities and http://bit.ly/pac_12_osc for Operation Second Chance in the USA.