In May 2020, myself and Paul, both veterans, both suffering from PTSD, and both a little crazy for taking on this nutty challenge, will be leaving Dungeness, across the English Channel on an epic 222-mile challenge!
We will be using 2 P&H Scorpio kayaks, recommended by experienced professionals due to their versatility, design, weight & handling. Built purposely for sea kayaking, we will be putting them through their paces on a 29-mile crossing facing the open sea and dealing with larger waves than usual.
Neither of us have ever kayaked, and are training over the coming months to complete this challenge and raise funds for veterans’ mental health care and support. Landing at Pegasus Bridge for the 75th anniversary year of VE day (Declaration of Peace) and finally ending by taking in the views of Point Du Hoc memorial in Normandy from sea level. Over a total of 14 days of paddling, we will be filming our journey and sharing live footage, blogs, and updates as we progress.
A bridge too far? Haha, we don’t think so. Physical and mental torture, being pushed to the limit, exhaustion, and attacks from wildlife… maybe! But we will do this; the adventure, the achievement, and a £250k target make it all worthwhile.
Giving a little can make a huge difference: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/221-mile-kayak