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Thursday 11 June (day five)
While the tracker has remained stubbornly in Dover, Jono has been blasting down the coast this morning until coming ashore for a coffee and a scone (proper adventure food that) at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill. It turns out that in a rushed departure from Dover at 8.30 this morning he forgot to orientate the barrel (which carries the tracker) the right way, meaning basically his sleeping bag was muffling the tracker. Oopps. Anyway he’s sent a text saying: “Got chased by MOD boat for 30 mins. Apologies for waste of taxpayers money. At Bexhill. Very nice. Was ultra nervous before leaving Dover and may not have got tracker at top of barrel. Will adjust now.” Apparently the conditions are now perfect and he’s heading back out shortly to take on the Beachy Head section. Next stop Brighton.