James Ketchell

2nd February 2016

And we’re off…

Hi everyone, Anthony and I left Puerto de Mogán at exactly midday yesterday, Monday 1st February 2016. There were loads of people there to wave us off, the atmosphere was buzzing! You can see the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCld9A06w4s&feature=youtu.be As we set off, the sea conditions were quite choppy and the wind was against us, but it has now turned in our favour. We are being blown along at an impressive 10 knots, despite the weather being grey and quite chilly. We have been rowing and pedalo-ing in shifts, 24/7. Luckily, neither of us have suffered from sea sickness yet and Anthony is getting into the groove, finding his sea legs. We are both looking forward to a dinner of spaghetti bolognese and chocolate pudding: my favourite meal! We had a slight challenge yesterday, in that we found an air leak in the water maker. We called Rannoch Adventures on the […]
31st January 2016
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We’re setting off tomorrow!

Hi everyone, Things have been going really well out here in Gran Canaria and I’m now pleased to report that we have a departure date and time to share with you. Anthony and myself will be leaving Puerto de Mogán at 12pm UTC this Monday 1st February. It will be a surreal day for me because exactly two years ago (on 1st February 2014), I returned home after cycling 18,000 miles around the world, a day that I will never forget. I had no idea that I would be taking a pedalo across the Atlantic two years later! Charlie and Richard from Rannoch Adventure have now left and are driving the support vehicles and rib back to the UK. Both of them have been a really big help out here getting things ready for our departure. The “Kitty Rouge” is now packed and our chart plotter (sat-nav for the ocean) […]
26th January 2016

Almost time to Pedalo across the Atlantic!

Hi everyone, Well here is the first blog from Gran Canaria, and I’m pleased to report that everything is going well… although I was a little worried when I received a text message from Iberia, telling me that one of my bags had been taken off the plane as the aircraft was overloaded. Thankfully, it was delivered to our apartment this afternoon, so I can now take a shower and put some clean clothes on! Although Anthony is coming out to join me at the week-end, I am not on my own. I have a great team of people with me at the moment, my good friend and cameraman Ian, and Richard from Rannoch Adventure. I need to say a big thanks to Richard as he left the UK six days ago, towing the boat through Europe and using numerous ferries to get the boat here in Puerto De Morgan. […]