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Heads Together and Row: Chasing rainbows and moon gazing

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It's day 46 of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge and the team are hunting for that elusive pot of gold at the end of the rainbow... which Ali then intends to trade in for a shower, burger and a beer!

Meanwhile the super wolf blood moon earlier this week appears to have had a rather odd effect on Justin during his night shifts as he has started to notice some strange things that most definitely go bump in the night.

"As we all get more tired, things are getting slightly surreal.

We had the super moon a couple of nights ago, which was huge and amazing. Not warm though. I, however, was and am convinced it was. So much so that I had to stop myself putting on sun cream.

Things on the boat are taking on shapes. Our foot steer block has the face of a scream mask, or Yogi Bear if you prefer, and he also invented the TV. One of our set of ropes has become a giant resting fly and one of the knives has become a dancing Hula girl.

My seat wheels have begun to sing to me. In the evening a wonderful deep voiced Welsh Male Voice Choir gently sings 'Are you ready, take me home'. In the daytime things get a bit more raucous. Taylor Swift bangs out 'We-ee are never ever ever getting back together. Like ever'. Which seems suitable.

The autohelm continues to dog my every waking and sleeping moment.

Toby has a new alarm call which sounds like the autohelm having a meltdown and freaks me out every time I hear it.

Finally, the clouds have been one of the great unexpected joys of this trip. They make amazing shapes. Last night I saw a mogwai riding a dragon, two cuttlefish and a cat pursuing a teddy bear in a car."

As of 1600 GMT on day 46, here’s how the team are getting on:

Position: 17 degrees 13.00 N, 056 degrees 17.03 W

Speed/Direction: 2.7 knots @ 282 degrees

Distance rowed: 2409 Nautical Miles (2772 Miles)

Distance to go: 314 Nautical Miles (361 Miles)

12th in Fours crews

17th overall

Henley Business School is working with Heads Together and Row on a research project looking at individual and team resilience. Click here to find out more.

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Published 26 January 2019