Final preparation before the big dance

After a small glitch with the tracker, which is now fixed (no, they didn't go over land, they really paddled around it, promise!) Olly and George are in Neskauptadur doing the final preparations before the longest and toughest leg of this journey - The Devils Dancefloor.

As if luck would have it, there is a kayaking club in Neskauptadur that has a bit of extra space and a hose. Olly and George have completely emptied the entire kayak out, washed everything, re-waterproofed and are now in the process of re-packing everything. Until now, they have been doing on average 30 - 40mile legs and landing on shore in between, which requires they carry equipment like tents, shovels and sleeping bags. The next leg is an ocean crossing - 6 days and nights at sea, so all land equipment is not needed. By completely re-packing they can make the boat as light as possible to ensure a speedy crossing, they have no desire to be on this treacherous stretch of sea for any longer than is necessary.

Currently, it looks like they will head off to face the music on either Saturday or Sunday. An update will be posted and an email sent when they start - sign up for email updates on the homepage, below the tracker.

 Un packing all of the land gear

Un packing all of the land gear

 Enjoying the scenery - soon it'll just be water.. for days on end.

Enjoying the scenery - soon it'll just be water.. for days on end.

 Olly deep in thought

Olly deep in thought

 Filming of the project continues

Filming of the project continues

 Either this shows that morale is high.. or they are practicing for a spot of Scottish Reeling!

Either this shows that morale is high.. or they are practicing for a spot of Scottish Reeling!