Hi, I'm Rebecca, Tara's partner. Unfortunately Tara is finding it hard to fit updating her blog into her rowing day so I have taken over so everyone can hear about what is going on out there.
As you will all be aware Tara was delayed in leaving and it was a rough few days with wild wind and seasickness taking its toll. However I spoke to her this morning (birthday morning on the sea - beat there was no mud cake out there!) and things are looking up. She said everything around them is grey on grey on grey but the sea was flat with not a breath of wind so hopefully that made for good miles covered today.
She has had many visitors of the wild variety already including sharks! Her favourite was in the early hours of the morning when two sealions came to pay a visit - she described them as synchronised sealions. They both rolled onto their backs together, lifted the same flipper, put it down and then raised the other one in perfect unison. Definitely gave her a giggle! Another 'awesome' experience was having a pod of about 30 dolphins rush towards them, Tara did try to rush to get the Go Pro out and wake Angela but by the time that had happened they were gone!
She would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has sent messages via the tracker - it makes their day to receive the messages of support and the occasion joke. If you would like to send a message go to the home page an I will continue to update the blog when I have heard from her.
Below are some pictures from their boat launch....