I Said YES!

I’m really excited to give you an update on my adventures, but first I would like to answer a question I’ve been asked a lot recently, and that is …. Am I still doing the Atlantic Rowing challenge?

The answer is yes! 100% yes!
Mat and I still dream of being on that boat conquering the ocean.
When we signed up, we knew it would be difficult but we didn’t realise how difficult it would be to raise the funds required for such a big event. We also didn’t realise how much time we would need to dedicate to it.
I really enjoy it, however, real life must continue and after a few things happened and the desire from both of us to chase our dream careers, things on the Monkey Nuts Adventure front have been a little quiet. But rest assured, the journey continues, whether it be in 2017 or 2018. The dynamic duo will get on that boat.

I have been given the opportunity to join a team to row around Great Britain next June and July. The guys who’ve organised the adventure are World record-breaking ocean rowers and I felt the opportunity was to good to miss. So, of course I said yes! What I will learn from them will be priceless ready for the Atlantic but more importantly, the challenge fits so well with my own personal beliefs; to explore the beautiful country we live in and inject money into our local and national economy.

It goes without saying, I would absolutely love Mat to join me in this challenge, but for now he is planning his own epic adventures enabling us to have a wealth of experience.

So all that training I’ve been doing is now going towards the Great British Row.
The challenge is an 8-week journey covering 1,560 miles, stopping once a week to visit iconic locations in aid of RNLI.
I am one of 2 people who has signed up for all 8 legs of the journey. The remaining 2 rowing positions will be filled with a different person each week, which is so exciting.

What I’m looking forward to most is spending time with so many adventurous people, getting to grips with ocean life and most of all seeing and admiring the beautiful coastline of Great Britain.

The adventure is going to cost me £21,000 – hahahahaha. As if £120,000 for the Atlantic wasn’t enough, I now need an extra 21K.  

Thank you all for the support, encouragement, kind words and donations so far!  Stay tuned on here to catch up on my adventures and challenges, and follow the journey that is set to be a great one.

“How are you going to raise £21,000?” I hear you say. I have no idea.

So that’s it, I am going to row around Great Britain – ROCK ON!  
I can’t wait!