Getting into position for the last leg

The last few days have been all about eating and sleeping. The Devils Dance Floor took it out of Olly and George and they needed a rest. Conveniently, the weather was rubbish so their resting has been 100% guilt free!

However, the holiday didn’t last too long. Today Olly and George got back into the kayak and headed down to the most southern tip of the Faroes – Suduroy. The weather is not going to clear for a while but they want to make sure they are ready for the final crossing when they get the chance to start. Today’s paddle was pretty choppy – it may come as a surprise to some but the Faroes are known for their selection of surfing beaches! The boys experienced this first hand (and face) and got pretty wet, losing a pair of sunglasses along the way!

The final leg is looming. While it does not have an ominous name like it’s predecessor, it is still a hard hurdle that lies between them and home. Their journey to the shores of Scotland will require them to spend a further two nights at sea and three days. It is a busier shipping lane so they will need to keep their wits about them. They are also tired – it has been a tough five weeks and it is beginning to show. Nerves aren’t helping either – it looks like there is going to be a few days of waiting ahead of them until the storms pass which will only add to the anticipation.

Both of them are looking forward to seeing that Scottish coastline and enjoying a whiskey!

 Resting and recuperating - the boys are on good form but tired 

Resting and recuperating - the boys are on good form but tired 

 Making sure everything is ready to go for the final leg

Making sure everything is ready to go for the final leg