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Submitted by jono on 20 Mar 2017.

Two months to go and I head somewhere warm and sunny?! Whilst Menorca may not be very Norway-like, it does give the opportunity to link up with friend and talented inventor John Clark. The fruits of our labour will be revealed shortly! In the meantime here is a short video of the sort of flat and easy conditions that I anticipate will almost never be experienced on the actual expedition route.

Submitted by jono on 01 Mar 2017.

Making expeditions happen is a lot of work. There are multiple puzzles to resolve and - initially at least - uncertainties on every front.

Website development and writing takes many hours. Presenting a simple concept is anything but simple. Selecting a charity is complex - particularly with multiple languages and nationalities to consider.

Submitted by jono on 31 Jan 2017.

In May 2017 Jono Dunnett will set sail from the Norway-Russia border starting an attempt to solo windsurf the mainland coastline of Europe.

I seem to have been here before. Two years ago I announced via Facebook that I would be attempting to windsurf round Britain. I remember very clearly the moment of going public, and the trepidation I felt at that time.

The response then makes me less nervous of posting the news this time round, but there are still butterflies. The click-to-share is to all intents and purposes the click of no return.

Submitted by jono on 11 Jan 2017.

I'll be video blogging this adventure. Please subscribe to Facebook and/or Updates and News to follow.

As a tester / taster, here is a bit of video I managed towards the end of Windsurf Round Britain: I'm a happy boy in this clip - having just turned onto the home straight (extended curve) towards the finish at Clacton-on-sea.

In the next ones I'll get the hang of talking too...

Submitted by jono on 17 Dec 2016.

A meeting with Rob Henshall - pioneer solo expedition windsurfer

Yesterday I met Robert Henshall - the pioneer of solo expedition windsurfing - a man whose existence I first became aware of over twenty years ago. He got a too-brief mention back then, in Boards windsurfing magazine, for having solo windsurfed Ireland. That feat stuck in my teenage mind, and became the foundation of my belief that windsurfing round Britain unsupported was a reasonable and feasible proposition.

Submitted by jono on 25 Oct 2016.

The first 1000 kilometres of the expedition will be inside the arctic circle. Settlements are few and far between. The cold wilderness will be a real challenge. I need to carry more and warmer layers, a thicker sleeping bag, and food to get me to civilisation and see out periods of bad weather. On my last expedition I had a barrel on the back of the board and a small rucksac. That worked well, but I had no spare capacity.

Submitted by jono on 12 Sep 2016.

The publication of a website is a concrete step towards backing yourself into a corner that is difficult to escape from. If you are reading this it means that I have taken the plunge - publicly committed to a challenge seemingly so large that I question my own sanity. It's good to ask those questions, rather than blindly stumble into this.