This is the United Kingdom website0845 291 4541
Find a tour
Adventure Travel Offers - Top 5
Save hundreds on a selection of Explore tours to fantastic destinations. We have reduced the price of a number of our tours to ensure that it's...
Save up to £200 on your Explore Inca Trail trek
Join us in 2014 on one of the world’s classic treks: the Inca Trail in Peru, an inspiring four day hike through the Andes, ending at the UNESCO...
Save up to 15% on our Polar Voyages
Save as you sail. Take a look at our fantastic offers on a selection of our polar cruises to the Arctic and Antarctica. Antarctica...
Offers and Competitions
Occasionally we do have other offers such as the submit a review competition which runs monthly (see below) as well as other competitions with various...
Adventure Holiday offers to Europe
Walking, cycling, multi-activity, discovery, history or relaxation – you’ll find it all in Europe. From the Arctic Circle to the warm...
Adventure Travel Offers to Asia
Bustling cities, remote hill tribes, ancient temples, tropical jungle and paradise beaches all combine to make Asia a haven for those looking to...
Adventure Travel offers to the Americas
America has so much to offer, whether it's taking in the national parks, the jaw-dropping Grand Canyon or venturing out to more tropical pastures such...
Adventure Travel offers to the Middle East
The Middle East is an area filled with inspiring history where ancient civilisations have left their mark with ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian sites...
- Added Thursday, 26 November 2009 12:44
- by Super User
The boat 'Explore Adventure Tours' arrive in La GomeraWe arrived here on Friday, so we enjoyed a few days of relaxing and soaking up the sun. We knew they would be our last days off until we reach Antigua - now our boat is here it’s time to get to work. We were “scruntineered” yesterday by the race organisers, they checked whether we have all the mandatory kit and we know how to work it. We’ve got a few more things to sort out before they will pass us, but we’re almost there.
Annie and Mel are issued with their race number!Today we had to have our boat checked by a surveyor, the local authorities insist this is done before they will let us leave, this involved him whacking her with a massive mallet which I must admit made Annie and I wince (our boat is very much our baby now!) - but that was a lot less than she’s going to have to face on the crossing so it was fantastic to know she passed with flying colours. We just hope her crew can do her justice! We also started stowing all our food and water ballast (we have to take enough food for 90 days and 150 litres of ballast so that was a pretty huge amount of kit to stow on a 25 ft boat) . How we spread the weight around the boat is very important, we have to have all the water ballast down the centreline of the boat so that in the event of a capsize (which over 3,000 miles is fairly likely) she self rights.
Learning how to use the satalite communicationsWe have to stow our life raft, which is pretty heavy, on deck to one side, so we’ve had to ensure we counterweight this to avoid having a lean to one side which would affect how efficiently the boat moves through the water - and let’s face it we want to be moving as quickly as possible as this is a race! Mel If you would like to find out the full story behind Annie & Mel’s epic rowing adventure across the Atlantic, and why we are involved with them, you can find out more at www.explore.co.uk/atlanticrowers. You will also find details about how you can get involved and help them achieve thair other goal of raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support.