Aloha Hawaii

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We’ve arrived!!

We apologise for the delay in writing this blog, but since arriving at 19:30 last night, it has been a whirlwind of events.

Hawaii Arrival

We were overwhelmed (understandment!) by the reception we received at the Hawaii Yacht Club yesterday. We were expecting to be greeted by our parents and a couple of local friends, but as we rounded the corner into the yacht club, we suddenly heard the hum of cheers from many people along the dockside. It was amazing!

Hawaii

We promised ourselves that we would step off the boat as a team and in one go and so that we did, followed quickly with being showered in leis and handed a glass of beautiful, bubbly, ice cold champagne. It was an emotional greeting for Laura with her parents and Natalia’s parents too, alongside the wonderful Sarah Moshman the Director of Losing Sight of Shore (our documentary).

Hawaii

The evening proceeded with many celebrations along with an interview with the wonderful Sara Cox on BBC Radio 2. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0628vs7 – 2 hours 9 minutes in)

We have been overwhelmed and in awe of the support we have received, not just here in Hawaii but also back home seeing all the amazing messages on facebook and twitter etc. After today we plan to reply to as many messages as we can whilst we’re on land, but please take our heartfelt thank you for your support, it really means the world to us.

 

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12 Comments

  1. Antonia says:

    Congratulations girls on your first leg.You should be truly proud. You are an inspiration to all of us here. Try to stay upright! Antonia xx

  2. Carla says:

    Congratulations, what a fantastic achievement, enjoy your time on land xxx

  3. JG says:

    Congratulations! What an achievement! I hope you continue to enjoy Hawaii and have some good R&R. Live for the moment!! You all look very fit and well in the pictures so you have done a really good job in setting up your expedition.

  4. Andy says:

    Congratulations from the team at Walking With The Wounded.

    Enjoy that well earned rest.

  5. Shona says:

    just amazing girls, been following every step of the way. Heros
    Shona xxx

  6. Awesome just Awesome!!!!

    Such a momentous epic adventure, worthy of a movie 🙂 I’m in awe as to be reading how much adversity you’ve had, truly a feat of physical and mental endurance, whilst never giving up!!

    All this and IT’S JUST THE FIRST LEG!!!

  7. Liz Davey says:

    Girls you are unbelievable, An inspiration to everyone. Hopefully you have found your land legs now, enjoy the celebrations you have so earned them. Xx

  8. Kathy says:

    I love reading your blogs and am just beYOND about this achievement. I’ve shared your stories with so many of my friends and am so thankful for your journey and hard work!

    Enjoy this time “off” on land!

  9. Jim Andrews says:

    No one ever earned a glass of bubbly more than you ladies, enjoy every moment of fame and where possible, relaxation.
    I am sorry to say that, as yet, no mention on the BBC news, which I personally find appalling, though not surprising. I hope you can achieve all you desire during your short break and, look forward to continuing following your progress. Stay safe. XX

  10. sarah Lee says:

    Wow,, just wow, what an incredible achievement,, well done ladies x

  11. Wonderful! Congratulations all! I have really enjoyed reading your interesting blogs, I don’t know how you found the energy to write with so little sleep. Hopefully your bodies will not protest too much after the rest when you set out again! Enjoy your week, say ‘Hi’ to Babs and Ray from me and GOOD LUCK for the next stage XXXX

  12. Mike S says:

    Fantastic effort girls you deserve all the praise. Good Luck on your next leg.

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