The voyages of PicoMicroYacht, a seaworthy small sailing dinghy converted for rowing long distances, fitted out with a removable rowing system with slides and riggers. On 26th July 2012 PicoMicroYacht crossed the English Channel from Folkestone to Cap Gris Nez. Subsequent voyages, including rowing round the western tip of Cornwal)l (2013), down the Thames River (2014), along the South Coast of England, around the Isle of Wight (2016) and across Ireland (2017).
Thursday, 4 June 2015
PicoMicroYacht safer than my job?
Apparently, sitting too much is dangerous but not necessarily when rowing
PicoMicroYacht. The Port of London Authority were interested in my safety as I finished my voyage to Gravesend.
(Tim took a photo - a bit cheeky to include this without permission but Tim has twittered it, so I hope it is ok. He was tweeting to @girlaboutthames who was curious about PicoMicroYacht. Nice photography).
Tim from the Port of London Authority decided to quiz me from his launch. He was polite and pleasant, checking me out to determining whether I was at risk and warning me of the river dangers.
Tim's Port of London Authority catamaran launch -stylish boat in my view
However, it turns out that one of the most risky things I do is sitting at my computer desk at work.
According to the Guardian newspaper:
'Office workers should spend a minimum of two hours on their
feet at work – building up to an ideal four hours – in order to avoid the ill
effects of a sedentary lifestyle, according to a study co-commissioned byPublic
Health England.....Research has long linked excessive time spent
sitting to increased risk of morbidity or premature death.