Doctors celebrate wedding anniversary – by rowing around Cape Wrath on epic GB challenge
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An adventure-seeking couple were making their way around Cape Wrath on Friday as part of a rowing challenge around the coast of Britain.
Charlie Fleury and Adam Baker (both 32) have already row, row, rowed their specially-made boat across the Atlantic earlier this year and raised more than £25,000 for charity in the process.
Now they are aiming to be the first mixed pair to complete the circumnavigation of Britain – just three months later.
Known as the EmergenSea Duo, the pair of A&E doctors from Devon are fundraising for four medical charities encompassing saving lives by air, land and sea: Devon Air Ambulance, RD&E Hospital Charity, the RNLI and Mind.
In February, Charlie and Adam became the first married couple to complete the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, completing the 3000-mile row in 51 days.
Only two pairs teams have completed the ‘Around GB’ row but no mixed pairs have attempted it so far.
Charlie and Adam set off from Tower Bridge, London, on May 22 in their bid to journey around the British coastline, clockwise, to complete a circuit of 2000 miles.
The row is independent and unsupported – meaning they are unable to leave the boat, need to moor offshore and have to carry enough supplies on board for the whole of their journey, including a water maker to desalinate sea water for drinking.
A spokeswoman for the husband-and-wife team said: "So far, Scotland has been the highlight of their trip. They have been welcomed in the bays they have anchored by friendly locals who have kayaked out to greet them.
"The scenery has been spectacular, stunning sunrises and sunsets, seals have played around the boat and followed them as they rowed from isle to isle and they have had sightings of porpoise, dolphins and birds."
They anchored at Stoer on Thursday evening before setting off for Cape Wrath on Friday morning – on their fifth wedding anniversary. They are hoping to make it to John O'Groats on Tuesday, weather permitting.
The pair are hoping to raise a total of £100,000 for their two rowing challenges. Find out more at www.emergenseaduo.com where you can also donate to the cause.