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BOOK OUT NOW!

Posted by on Aug 5, 2017 in Birds, Conservation, Mammals, Photos, Running, Sponsorship and Donations, Survival | 0 comments

BOOK OUT NOW!

Running South America with my Husband and other animals is winging its way to book stores across the land now! We’ll be talking and selling/signing books throughout the UK over the following months and would love to see you. Events so far include: Rutland Birdfair- Saturday 19th August (0930) Rothbury Hall- Northumberland, Thursday 31st August (1930) Base Camp Festival 2017- Peak District Saturday 9th September (1200) Hayle / Falmouth- Cornwall mid September (TBC) Appledore Book Festival- Devon Wednesday 27th September 2017 (1400) Crediton Community Bookshop- Devon Thursday 26th...

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Our Home is Born.. well at least for a few months or so!

Posted by on May 3, 2017 in Survival | 0 comments

Our Home is Born.. well at least for a few months or so!

After nearly six years away from this sceptred isle, we finally have soil between our toes, with David having created a timber-framed lodge from scratch. This is partly due to our first home (Lista Light, our boat) having a new family and a mutual yearning to plant some trees, grow some vegetables and tend some chickens. David has designed and built everything within and without of the lodge, with wood sourced from local woodlands, exchanged for bird surveys or gathered from plantations when sailing. The only detail missing is its green roof, which awaits instating and our deciding upon where...

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Sailing home: 5000nm in 50 days non-stop from NE Brazil to SW UK

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Survival | 0 comments

Sailing home: 5000nm in 50 days non-stop from NE Brazil to SW UK

Bound for foreign lands and adventure, we left the UK in July 2008. After interviewing some breeding seabirds in the Caribbean, rounding South America in our eighty-year old sailing boat, running the continent, giving birth to Theo (at home due to various complications) we finally headed into Falmouth, direct from Cabe Delo, in Autumn 2015 with a pod of pilot whales (see Dave’s blog here for the full story). In addition to deck-hand, Theo, who joined us for the first 9 months of his existence, we were assisted by Coattie the monk parakeet, whom Dave found half dead on a sandy track in...

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Runner’s World: The Limits of Endurance

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in Gear and Equipment, Photos, Running, Survival | 0 comments

We appear in the July 2014 issue of Runner’s World! Fantastic talking about the expedition again; the wildlife, wildernesses, risks and survival...

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Expedition Comms Map: Staying In Touch On The Run

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in Gear and Equipment, Survival | 0 comments

Staying in touch with sponsors, supporters, family and friends whilst on the run in wonderfully wild but disconnected places presents some challenges, especially when you have to carry all your kit in the running  trailer, but this is how we do it: CLICK MAP TO ENLARGE       *A special thank you to Our grant Sculpt the Future Foundation, and technology...

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Chatting on BBC SW TV Tonight

Posted by on Nov 12, 2013 in Conservation, Running, Survival | 0 comments

We’re heading down to Plymouth in a couple of minutes to sit on the sofa with a BBC Spotlight presenter to chat about our running expedition. If all goes to plan we should be on screen on BBC 1 between 1830-1900 tonight. Bicycles are at the ready to climb over the Devon ‘peaks’ and catch our train south…… Click here to view the regional SW Spotlight Team

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