I might have been lamenting the wettest April since records began here in the UK (it did slightly dampen a week on the glorious north Norfolk coast), but the weather had a bigger impact on brave British adventurer Sarah Outen. It kept her on the shores of Japan, no doubt a little frustrated as she waited to set off on the next stage of her incredible London2London loop of the world. But the weather lamented at last, and at 7.06am on Sunday morning, she left the shores of Japan. Next stop, Vancouver. 4,500 nautical miles away.
I still think she's a bit mad, but I also still think she's amazing. I have no doubt at all that she will achieve her goal, and in around 150-200 days time, expect to be telling you that she made it. The first woman to solo row across the northern Pacific. The biggest bit, with no convenient tropical islands to break the journey. Staggering, isn't it?
You can keep up to date with Sarah's progress via her website.