Mike Jones, (Adventure Athlete, Ocean Rower and Speaker) is attempting to circumnavigate Ireland in 35 days while raising money for worthy causes. Mike has chosen 2 charities to support on his adventure: The Childrens Sunshine Home and Laura Lynn House.
You can donate to Marks cause directly from here: Donate Here!
On June 4th I will be departing my home town of Cobh, Co. cork and attempting to Sea Kayak Solo Around Ireland in under 35 days. To meet this target I will have to cover an average of 30miles per day spending up to 12 hours in my trusty boat battling strong currents and gusting winds.
In my kayak I will carry all of the equipment I will need for the entire journey including food for up to 10 days at a time. I will restock with food and water as I travel around and will hopefully meet up with some friends to get a hot shower and bed for the night.
Each evening I will make landfall and set up camp and spend the night in my tent before rising with the sun. To fuel me on the journey I will need to consume over 5,000 calories each day. My kayak for the journey is a Sipre Murano Evo, she is quick stable and capable of carrying all my kit, and of course in the Red and white of Cork!!
We wish Mike well on his journey and will post more on his trip as he progresses. You can keep up to date with him on his website, which he updates with regular blog posts about his trip, and on twitter.