Day 15 – one more day
“It was a lot of work and it’s all over by tomorrow around this time,” Colin said when he phoned me on the Iridium satellite phone this evening.
Tonight is his last night camping and tomorrow is his last day rowing.Colin rowed 76 km today and it’s another 75 km or so to his starting point in Comox, which means he should reach Comox around 5-7 pm.
He’ll be finishing at the Pt. Holmes boat ramp on Lazo Road and we’re having a little welcome home celebration for him.If you’d like to come see his finish or paddle the last stretch with him, please do.I can’t give you a definite time, but keep a watch on his tracker and it’ll probably be between 5 pm and 7 pm.
Right now Colin’s camped on Maude Island near Nanaimo. He left Saltspring Island at 4:30 this morning and finished his day on the water more than 13 hours later.It was a gorgeous day: sunny, warm and with light tail winds.Once again Colin would have liked to go further, especially given the ideal conditions, but his tendonitis prevented that.Nonetheless the proximity of the finish line is motivating him and he’s putting in long hours to get the mileage he needs.And when he finishes tomorrow, he’ll set a new record for travelling around Vancouver Island by human power.