It has been an amazing couple of weeks, which started with the official naming ceremony of ‘Little Murka’ at the Elizabeth Hall in Exmouth. World famous Uri Geller kindly came down to break the champagne over ‘Little Murka’ and wish us luck. Uri’s incredible positive energy left everyone buzzing and he kindly bent two spoons for us, all this left even the most sceptical in the audience astounded by Uri’s mind power.
I then had the great honour of being invited to St James Palace for the annual Maritime Reception hosted by Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. I had a wonderful evening and managed to speak briefly with Her Majesty and inform her of my next expedition, which was a great honour.
This week saw ‘Little Murka’ safely packed into her sea container thanks to Eimskip our shipping sponsor. Adrian and I drove up and delivered the boat to Nordic Terminal at Immingham docks near Grimsby. A big thank you to Mike McDonald from Eimskip and all the Dockers at Nordic Terminal for moving ‘Little Murka’ with such great care. She will arrive in Argentia Newfoundland 11th August before being moved to St. John’s for final preparation to get her ready for the voyage.
I will be flying out with the team to St. John’s 12th August to be reunited with ‘Little Murka’ were we will wait for a weather window before setting off into the North Atlantic.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my sponsors and friends for their support for Kite Quest 200. With a special note to Jamie Fabrizio my boat builder for his tireless dedication to building ‘Little Murka’ from scratch. It has been a huge effort to get this far as the challenge looms closer, all I can say I will do my best the fight will be good.