Chasing the Albatross

My adventure in search of a bird by David Lawson



0 Update Wednesday 21 March

  • by David Lawson
  • 21-03-2018

Well the Teams will be gearing up for their departure from China on Friday as they set sail for Seattle on Leg 6 of this race. The mighty Pacific Ocean is lying in wait for them all.  Only 5,524.99 nautical miles to go, which is 6,356 normal miles to us on land or the equivalent of 54.32 times around the whole of the M25. Judging by how slow it is to get around the M25 these days I think the boat would stand a good chance of winning that one.

Of course 5,524 nm is the shortest route and we know by now that PSP don’t like taking the direct route when a more interesting longer route is on offer! I’m still waiting for Sir Robin to send me an extra bill for the excess mileage we racked up on Legs 3 & 4.

So the Pacific in early Spring, as Spring officially started yesterday, and not a challenge to take lightly. This will be a true adventure for adventurers and will require great courage, great seamanship and above all teamwork. It’s going to be cold, it’s going to be wet but there will be some wonderful moments to enjoy along the way I am sure. Here’s wishing all the team aboard the red tadpole that is PSP a safe and fast crossing. We’ll be following your adventure with great interest.

And as for me, well I’m off to defrost the car and then……….tea anyone??

Enjoy your day, wherever you are.