Woodside, California

I highly recommend this video, presenting a knockout argument on climate change.

Meanwhile, I’ve got the weather on my mind in a much more mundane way – trying to ensure that my getaway from the California coast is as safe as possible, and trying to avoid the fate of Erden Eruc. [Has he got away yet? No update on his website.]

I’ve been talking with various local experts:
Gordy Nash, sailor, boat designer and former open water rower – expert on local tides and weather conditions
Bob Roper – open water swimmer and coach, expert on local weather and safety procedures
Jeffrey Paduan – oceanographer, expert on Californian currents
Plus of course my guys at the Royal Navy, who will be providing my weather forecasts for me while I am on the Pacific.

I am tracking weather patterns from now until my departure. I’ll be on standby from 9th July onwards, waiting for the optimum moment to depart. The first 200 miles will be nerve-wracking – after that I can relax. Or as much as it’s possible to relax while rowing 8 hours a day.

New web pages coming soon, with lots of info about my departure plan, intended route, and safety measures. Keep watching!

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