Paul Barrett in his P&H Quest LV

At 40 years of age I am no spring chicken. I have a long suffering partner Lucy and two lovely children Holly 9 and Harry 6. Leaving them for the expedition will be the hardest part.

I would not consider myself an experienced sea kayaker but to warm up for this I circumnavigated Wales (inland waterway and sea) in 2011 with Di Lee and Roger Chandler.

Raising money for Barnardo’s  and completing this would be my ultimate dream. It is going to be the challenge of a lifetime for me and I hope to write about it honestly and frankly on my Blog  over on my blogger site.