JP9 wrote:Mark R wrote:I can say hand on heart that I don't care a hoot if records are broken or not. The UK coast is so, so much more than just a race track. It's all about enjoying an incredible journey safely, in whatever way works for the paddler(s).
I will have to agree with Mark, having the opportunity and the courage to go round mainland Britain and not having the time to enjoy the coastline and meeting some great people along the way.
When Harry, Phil and I did this trip it took us 80 days which is probably quite quick. We met lots and lots of amazing people who we all still talk about seven years later.
It also Marcus Demuth 80 days and he always goes on about all the amazing people who he met along the way.
Up to now John Willacy seems to be going quickly. In fact it has taken him 36 days to get just South of Scarborough which is the exact same place that we got to after 36 days as well. Reading his blog he seems to be meeting lots of people and seeing plenty of the wonderful coastline.
So who isn't having the time to enjoy the coasline and meet some great people?