We were all absolutely delighted by the safe arrival on Wednesday of the Row to recovery team in Barbados. They had had a very trying time but they persevered with the lack of water, broken rudder and just coping with the added challenges of doing this with those so severely injured, but what courage and determination which makes us all feel so humble and feeble. here is part of Rory's last blog, it is moving stuff. We in ABF the Soldiers' charity are so grateful to them for what they have done our behalf. Many soldiers will be helped.
We pulled together and found solutions because that is what we do. As soldiers, you find answers, and we managed that throughout this row.
It’s going to be so amazing to see all our friends and family when we get alongside in Port St Charles, as well as all the other crews who have completed this incredible challenge of physical and mental endurance.
The next few days are going to be an opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to everyone who has supported us and made this row possible.
Hopefully it will also be a chance to hit our target of £1million for service charities.
We have all be on an amazing journey that will stay with us forever. Just like the physical injuries that, in some people’s eyes, define who we are.
But mind will always win over matter, and we have shown that where there is a will to succeed, there is a way.
People have asked me what I have left to achieve. What more can I do after achieving this? The answer? Get married and start a family. I can’t imagine anything could possibly top that.
But right now, five years after my lowest point, it is time to enjoy the moment. Right now, without any shadow of a doubt, it is time for a beer. I think we’ve earned it.