Caroline is a website developer living in Hackney, East London and known amoungst her friends for her love of sleeping for 10 hours at a time (an ideal skill for a crew that will be rowing 24 hours a day and sleeping for no more than 1.5 hours at a time). When she's not sleeping, you'll find her attached to her computer, or out running, cycling, climbing or hiking across some form of land mass.
An amateur in every sense of the word, Caroline hadn't sat on a rowing machine before deciding to take on this challenge. Growing up in the small village of Kimpton, nestled in the Hertfordshire countryside, she was always spending time outdoors, but it wasn't until she returned to the UK after an extended gap year post-University and an unexpected TM diagnosis, that Caroline got back into sport.Here's why I'm rowing the Atlantic
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My recent career change. I'd been working for years in a career that I was very unhappy in but was too scared of what might happen to change. It was honestly the best thing I've done and has given me the confidence to believe that no matter what route you choose, you'll make it work.
Peru. I've been fortunate enough to visit twice now and have been absolutely captivated by the beauty and variety of landscapes this incredible country has to offer. Natural and manmade, from the inspiring Machu Picchu to the Colca Canyon, to Lake Titicaca, there's just so much variety. It's incredible, I could explore there forever.
Booja-Booja pecan salted caramel. OMG, it's like heaven.
This, right now. There are just so many uncertainties I'm out of my comfort zone in so many ways.
I think either New Zealand or Canada. Or Norway actually. Anywhere where the outdoors is baked into your lifestyle and I can still find work.
Eat Hobnobs. I wish it was more profound but I have a terrible snacking problem which is worse when I'm stressed. I also eat Hobnobs when I'm having a good day, just the volume is slightly greater when it's bad!
Cake. 100 times over (so long as it's vegan!)
Decathlon. It has EVERYTHING I could need. It's like an adventure everytime I go. Love it.
Be yourself, you're not the same as everyone else.
Sleepy. Or Sneezy... I sneeze a lot.
Bringing Poppy to London
10 Sep 2018
Every year, St Katharine Docks, the marina next to London’s Tower Bridge, hosts the Classic Boat Festival. This year, we...Read more
The learning curve is steep
11 Jul 2018
Back in May, everything changed. It had been a long day of driving from Hertfordshire to Devon and what felt...Read more
Spreading the word on plastic
01 May 2018
Another jam-packed month for the team, who have been working hard to share the word about our mission to new...Read more
The journey to the start line is an adventure in itself
22 Mar 2018
I write this at 10 am on a Thursday morning from a cafe in East London during a short pit...Read more
Celebrating the women in the ocean rowing community
08 Mar 2018
We wanted to use International Women’s Day an an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of some of the incredible women...Read more
But the 2018 start line is still a long way off
03 Mar 2018
One of the things I’ve been hearing a bit over the last month is… “it looks like things are really...Read more
And the things you do
02 Feb 2018
One of the things that has absolutely blown me away over the last 6 months, is the incredible response that...Read more
With less rowing but more exploring
03 Dec 2017
And another month has flown by… We’ve been absolutely blown away by the messages of support we’ve been receiving from...Read more
When sinking is not an option
09 Nov 2017
The last month saw our campaign grow at an incredible pace. Our physical training plan got harder, the hours spent...Read more
Is it time to kick the habit?
07 Nov 2017
Like many coffee enthusiasts, every Friday morning my boyfriend and I treat ourselves to a takeaway coffee en route to...Read more
Millions are flushing plastic cotton buds down the toilet. It’s time to stop.
13 Oct 2017
Flushed down our toilets, plastic cotton bud sticks are entering the sewage system, littering our beaches and finding their way...Read more
Taking part in the Great British Beach Clean
16 Sep 2017
Plastic cotton buds are taking over our beaches and making their way into the ocean. Brilliant volunteers are helping to...Read more