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Simon and Derry make it back to Dublin

He's made it!

Saturday 7th August: Simon made it to Dublin on Friday after 900 miles, six weeks and three days of paddling. However, he decided not to paddle back to Holyhead, but opted for the ferry. Find out why.

Sshh, don't wake Simon, but try your hand at our caption competition Take a look at our photo of Simon and Derry and see if you can come up with an amusing caption. Prizes up for grabs! Simon Osborne During the summer of 2002 Simon successfully completed a circumnavigation of Great Britain raising £22,000 for LRF.

Kayaking For Cancer banner
We'll be following Simon Osborne's progress on the map below. You'll even be able to experience a flavour of Simon's journey with his multimedia postcards. These postcards, (featuring an audio diary and photos) will be updated as regularly as possible - although this may prove difficult from some locations.
Kayaking For Cancer route map Around Ireland with a Kayak -  Simons epic vouage Relive Simon's 3,000 mile charity kayak around the UK here! Holyhead - Start and finish Holyhead Getting there Dublin (22/06/04) Arklow (24/06/04) Nr Wexford (25/06/04) Churchtown (28/06/04) Fethard (02/07/04) Ardmore (04/07/04) Kinsale (05/07/04) Near Castletown (08/07/04) Crookhaven (07/07/04) Valencia Island (09/07/04) Rough Head (12/07/04) Kilkee (13/07/04) Doolin (14/07/04) Aran Islands (15/07/04) Slyne Head (16/07/04) Roonah Quay (19/07/04) Doona Point  (20/07/04) Belmullet (21/07/04) Killala Bay (23/07/04) Pollacheeny Harbour (25/07/04) Portnoo (27/07/04) Meenaclady Port (28/07/04) Portrush (30/07/04) Malin Head (29/07/04) Belfast (31/07/04) Cyclists arrive in Aberystwyth (02/08/04) Carlingford Lough (03/08/04) Howth (05/08/04) Back in Dublin (06/08/04)
This map has been designed to display Simon Osborne's journey as clearly as possible. However, it is not a traveller's guide to Ireland! The red dots mark Simon's progress so far.
Simon's Kayaking for Cancer website
See Simon's website for information on donating money to the Leukemia Research Fund... and you can even win his kayak!

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Simon faces 900 miles of rough seas and needs all the support he can get. Send Simon a message here. He may even be able to reply!

Watch Simon's coverage on BBC Midlands Today
Simon's got some state of the art camera equipment on board his kayak. Watch some of the material he's filmed.

(You will need Realplayer. See the BBC download guide)

Find out why Simon's undertaking this journey by watching his Video Nation short.

Around Ireland with a Kayak
Simon is picking up his paddle once again and taking on a new challenge. Find out what it's all about.

Paddling an a promise
Simon's motivation

Simon's 3,000 mile kayak around Britain's coastline:
During the summer of 2002 Simon successfully completed a circumnavigation of Great Britain raising £22,000 for the Leukaemia Research Fund.

Visual and audio diary of the trip
Personal tragedy behind the round Britain trip
2002 Message Boards

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