John Beech is back at Mm towers today, after making the heartbreaking decision to postpone his trip. Over the last two weeks he had kayaked Nearly 300 miles, and as we followed him on his journey hearing about massive waves, blisters, whales, storms etc, both us at Mm and John’s family became increasingly worried about John’s safety.
We talked with him and together decided that it would be best to put the trip on hold, so that he could be better prepared to try it again next year. Here’s John…
It’s me John(ee) I’m back! Surprise: I’m back in Mm towers instead of being half way around the country. I got pretty far, Nearly 300 miles far, but had to postpone my little adventure. Fear not it shall continue next year.
I decided to stop for safety reasons… along with my dad and friends, we had worked out that if I had continued at my current rate I would’ve reached Scotland when it looked a bit like this…
Eventually I had to admit that I should place my trip on hold for now, a hard decision and a sad one too, but one that is for the best. I will start again next year, this time earlier in the year, and with the help of my dad and his “real” boat tagging along for support which means I’ll be able to go faster and longer each day!! WIN!!
All the support I received on my trip has been amazing, and It’s hard not to feel like I am letting people down by deciding to stop for now - However, this is just a small pause until I’m ready to go forth once more, and all the money donated to the cause will be stored in a bank account ready to start the fund again next year, with a bit of interest thrown in. I’m hoping all your support can be stored for a year too!
Here’s hoping you all still want to follow my exploits next time, thank you all so much for everything - it’s been a learning experience for sure.
It’s been a very tough choice to make, but we are really rather happy that he is now safe. We will jump on the thank you wagon with John and thank all of you for your support - you are all awesome people. You deserve medals. We’ll be pestering you again when he embarks once more upon his quest!