999 Miles of Ocean to Go, 999 Miles of Sea….

By January 26, 2016Blog, Featured, Media

Another big milestone today – through 1,000 nautical miles to go!  It feels great to lose a whole digit from the gps. But. 1,000 nautical miles is a long way to go still.  Sleep has been elusive, and the lack of an auto helm has meant that I must physically adjust my course with the oars, often nearly every stroke.  So it’s taking a toll.  I am focused on getting to Antigua and seeing my kids and my wife as soon as I can.

On a different note, over the last day or two I’ve gotten HUNGRY.  I’ve been lucky to have been able to eat consistently, even if I haven’t been eating a full day’s worth of food that I packed.  I’m making up a little for that now.  And the best thing on board by far is my biltong from Susman’s – best biltong in the UK!



  • Peter Farrant says:

    Hi Greg, we are thinking of you all the time! My dad used to say “hou wat jy het!” I say that to you too! Hold on to what you have! With our love. Pete Farrant

  • Jono says:

    Hi Greg,
    Congratulations on getting this far! wishing you well for the rest of your journey across the Atlantic. All the very best from the team at ChromTech.
    Take care,
    Craig, Stephen & Jono

  • Paula Ivey says:

    THE GANG FROM VILLAGE CYCLE CENTER IN STARKVILLE Mississippi ARE FOLLOWING YOU!! Congrats on a fine race so far! Keep on keeping on! You are on the coming home side now!! The longest race that we do is a 24 hour motorcycle race– team or Iron man( as we call the solos)! Of course, on dirt, you have the options of stopping!! This is amazing!!
    Paula Ivey

  • Seara says:


    Congrats on the progress thus far. We are following your adventure and get updates from Spencer. Risi (grade 6 @the Ridge) and his mum. Seara