Day -1 The final details
Up early again and headed down to the RCYC hopefully to finally complete immigration and customs clearance. All was very organised and this time and they were there! Hot Ice Crew was punctual and looking bright eyed compared to some of the other crews who obviously really enjoyed the Blue Peter party. We were first to clear and we hope that it stays that way. We have after all managed to stay along side Maserati for 5 days now and not once out of our sight.
The weather briefing was also held and their seems to be an unusual low pressure that is making its way towards us which should hit just after the start. So we are expecting some swell and some good wind in the first few days before we try and make the high pressure that at the moment is sitting fairly low down for this time of year. This could mean a more direct route to Rio.
After this the four of us Kevin, Shaun and Jean and myself head off to buy a inverter so I can plug in my Apnea machine. We also did some last minute additional purchases including a watch for Shaun, so he can wake up for his watch – now there is a pun or something, sun glasses straps etc.
January 4, 2014 @ 9:54 am
Ahoy Robert! Wishing you and Hot Ice a safe & thrilling journey as you embark on this truly inspirational venture. We hope you achieve everything you set out to in the next few weeks and the year ahead…best regards, Lloyd & Liesl