The Winner of Natalie & Michal Time Challenge is

Natalie and Michal reached tonight  CAISTER- ON- SEA 25/7/12

Therefore the winner of time challenge  is Fiona with Lowestoft.

Well done.  Please email me the item you have selected for your prize.

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The importance of the competition

Jean-Pierre is helping us with the fundraising and is running the “WHERE MICHAL AND NATALIE ARE GOING TO BE” competition.

We love the competition for two reasons. The first one is obvious, it helps us to raise money for Shadwell Basin and Joshua’s Journey. Two causes that are very close to us. While the first round raised £5,-; the second one made an amazing £81.

The second reason is purely ego-centric one. Yes, I can admit this, it makes our paddle more interesting and motivating. Motivating as it let’s us know, that people are still interesting in our journey, watching us paddle day by day through the good and not so good, fighting or succumbing to the elements, our moods, other people’s moods, discovering, learning.
Interesting as often we don’t know what lies ahead, in a geographical sense. We only have the road map, not much detail there. For Scotland 70 kilometres fitted on page. Try coastal navigate with that.
So the last round was inspiring. Let me explain.
When I read that we would be on the 2nd of July in John O’ Groats, I was horrified (sorry Yali), but when I read we should be in Dundee, I was hoping. Please, yes, I would love that. We really wanted to be in Aberdeen at that time, thank you Tony. But we also read the name Lossiemouth, never heard of it, didn’t know where it was, had to find the relevant sheet. Yes, not far, sorry Ali & Nick, not you, I thought.
Then we were held in Wick, still chance for Lossiemouth then, or Dunbeath. And then we attempted the crossing, thinking sorry Ali & Nick, Fraserburgh it will be.
When we had to turn during that crossing due to the conditions and other circumstances, I thought, I wish we make it to Burghhead, at least.
Once we passed Lossiemouth on the 30th of June, yeah, sorry Lossiemouth. But the headwind had the last word and JP had to check the distances between Cullen – Fraserburgh – Lossiemouth carefully.

The third round has had one entry so far, but where is that? We don’t know yet.
But, please, we do need more entries, otherwise this round is going the fairly boring (no offence, Sarah), what lies ahead is mud and sand.

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Can we have some fun, please?

THE NEW COMPETITION IS STARTED

The spot finder is now working. Therefore, it is time for a new competition Natalie & Michal are now homeward bound and should be back in London in 3 to 4 weeks all being well. Last night they reached Redcar.

They should achieve one of their goal, circumnavigating mainland Britain. To help them to achieve their fundraising goal of £7000 for the two charities ( Joshua’s Journey and Shadwell Basin Outdoor Centre ),please click on the donate button.

You will make a contribution and you can also enter the competition for just £3 for your chance to win a prize (for more details click on the competition button).

Thank you so much to all the people that already contributed to their causes, Natalie & Michal are very grateful for your help.

NATALIE & MICHAL TIME CHALLENGE

EASY CHANCE TO WIN A GREAT PRIZE

ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE DIVIDED BETWEEN THE TWO CHARITIES ( Joshua’s Journey  and Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre ) CLICK ON OUR CHARITIES FOR MORE INFORMATION)

NATALIE & MICHAL TIME CHALLENGE

FOR A CHANCE TO WIN, TELL US WHERE NATALIE AND MICHAL WILL BE LANDING FOR THE NIGHT ON July 25th. 2012

THE WINNER WILL BE ABLE TO SELECT BETWEEN THE FOLLOWING

SEA KAYAKING NAVIGATION BY FRANCO FERRERO

Or

SOUTH WEST SEA KAYAKING Isle of Wight to the Severn Estuary BY MARK RAINSLEY

Or

SOUTH & WEST CORNWAL 20 circular routes on quiet roads laminated for foul weather protection

Donate at least £ 3. to enter the competition

Competition Closes on July 23rd 2012  19:00

TO ENTER THE COMPETITION CLICK ON DONATE

DONATE AT LEAST £ 3.IN THE COMMENT BOX GUESS THE PLACE THEY WILL BE LANDING OR SPENDING THE NIGHT ON July  25 th. and your name

THE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE BLOG ON JULY 26th.