Upstream to Upware


There was a lovely sunrise this morning, but I rested for a while before setting off.  Feels strange not having to think about the tide or the weather.

I stopped at a nice friendly pub at Brandon Creek for a good lunch.  Very handy to be able to moor the kayak in the beer garden.

My rudder cable broke today (I think due to chafing on the trolley wheels which I stow just infront of the pedals).  Good think it lasted until today as I don’t have a spare and can manage without the rudder on the river.

The moon rose shortly after the sunset and I kept paddling until it was fairly dark.  Not far to go now.

Thanks for all the comments and donations today – I didn’t realise so many people are still reading this.  I’ll be adding a few more posts yet, including the timelapse video that I’ve been making during the journey.

6 Replies to “Upstream to Upware”

  1. Well done Guy. Inspiring stuff. Met you on the beach at Cromer, also my father is the harbour master at Felixstowe Ferry. Cannot get to Cambridge today but many congrats. Enjoy your rest! Barrie.

  2. Guy, what an adventure. Your trip has been an inspiration and your dogged determination to paddle for over six months is remarkable. And you saw a MInke Whale! Fantastic. Have a good rest.

    Rupert Kirkwood (and family….who popped in to say hello way back in May when you were camping at Crackington Haven)

    p.s I’ve booked three months off work next summer already!

  3. Many many Congratulation’s Guy on a huge achievement, you can be justly proud of your mammoth journey. I shall miss following your blog. Enjoy your home coming. Jean & Simon

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