Follow Lewis as he rows from Miami to New York

Audio diary

Each clip is about 40 seconds, recorded as he checks in each day*.

Date/timeTitleAudio link
25 Jun 2:15 AMvoice messageclick to listen
from: Lewis Colam
16 Jun 11:55 PMvoice messageclick to listen
from: Lewis Colam
15 Jun 9:49 PMvoice messageclick to listen
from: Lewis Colam
11 Jun 10:27 PMDay 100! and here I am in New York city harbor! So much to miss.click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
10 Jun 10:30 PMI turned around and there it was...click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
10 Jun 12:12 AMMythical sea creature.... Darwin would have loved the snakehead fishclick to listen
from: Lewis Colam
8 Jun 11:50 PMNext Tuesday 2pm on the Intrepid, bring your palsclick to listen
from: Lewis Colam
7 Jun 10:49 PMInspired by others who have made similar journeys, and some welcome rowing companyclick to listen
from: Lewis Colam
6 Jun 10:05 AMGreat drama out of the Delaware bay, and aiding a rescue with Danclick to listen
from: Lewis Colam
3 Jun 10:02 PMLocal knowledge - beware the Delaware bay - shallow but dangerous.click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
2 Jun 11:54 PMAnnapolis - 12 days of rowing from DC. Michael's surprise with the bucket..click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
1 Jun 9:47 PMOne less thing to carry...click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
29 May 10:06 PMwatching out for stormsclick to listen
from: Lewis Colam
28 May 10:18 PMback to where I was 2 weeks ago before the DC detourclick to listen
from: Lewis Colam
25 May 9:44 PM20 days to go! Here's how you can help me for free.click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
23 May 11:07 PMStill in Washington, ready to row back down the Potomacclick to listen
from: Lewis Colam
22 May 8:18 PMSleeping amongst the marshes with the aligators click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
19 May 9:18 PMMuseum of American History. Live TV interview with Fox newsclick to listen
from: Lewis Colam
18 May 10:08 PMOff to see the senator with no shoes...like Pocahontasclick to listen
from: Lewis Colam
17 May 10:24 PMEarly tour of Mount Vernon, and made it to the Capital - shoeless?click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
16 May 9:28 PMNearly made it to DCclick to listen
from: Lewis Colam
15 May 7:55 PMGoing up the historic Potomac riverclick to listen
from: Lewis Colam
13 May 1:45 AMChesapeake challengesclick to listen
from: Lewis Colam
11 May 8:06 PMExciting Norfolk, my big crossroadsclick to listen
from: Lewis Colam
7 May 9:10 PMpart 2 of keeping myself amusedclick to listen
from: Lewis Colam
6 May 10:48 AMAmusing myself with the VHF radioclick to listen
from: Lewis Colam
3 May 4:06 AMStay tuned for how
I cope with the boredom.
click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
1 May 5:37 PMThe great dismal swamp!click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
1 May 6:10 AMAttacked by airborne creaturesclick to listen
from: Lewis Colam
27 Apr 9:33 PMAnother day in Oriental,
ready for the off tomorrow.
click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
26 Apr 9:32 PMFrustrating bad weather,
pushed on regardless,
a bad swamping of the boat
Oriental is named after a shipwreck
for a very good reason!
click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
25 Apr 9:58 PMA day in Oriental NC, with Keith the fisherman.click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
23 Apr 8:47 PMBeen reading Huck Finn
don't quite see why I am being compared with him.
click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
22 Apr 10:04 PMI can see the end
but doubt still creeps back in.
Focus on commitment.
click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
20 Apr 10:09 PMPreparing for a more rural stretch of waterclick to listen
from: Lewis Colam
19 Apr 9:46 PMRepelling bugs and flies
with anti-ipod spray!
click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
19 Apr 9:39 AMJust having a lonely moment
introducing a new ban on the Smiths
click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
17 Apr 9:02 PM92 songs by the Smiths ...
heaven knows what next
click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
16 Apr 9:44 PMMeeting Jim Alzheimerclick to listen
from: Lewis Colam
15 Apr 10:03 PMEntered North Carolina
The state with most shipwrecks
hit a submerged metal spike
all on the 100th anniversary
of the sinking of the Titanic
click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
14 Apr 11:04 PMMet the $20K target
THANK YOU ALL
click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
14 Apr 12:09 AMFox interview in studio
and a stage performance
click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
12 Apr 10:59 PMMilestone - 700 miles
in 40 days
click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
12 Apr 11:55 AMAnonymous gift of $100, wine
bottle and glass mysteriously
appear on boat
click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
11 Apr 11:08 AMGuide for UK visitors
to a US nightclub
click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
8 Apr 1:18 AMThe hunger games with
and pizza
click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
6 Apr 7:47 PMWhen a public dock is not
local police decide
click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
4 Apr 10:15 PM32 days, sunstroke ??
and a beard but no bowlines
click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
2 Apr 10:19 PMInvited to stay and eat with
Paula Deen and Michael Groover
click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
1 Apr 11:07 PMSwollen hands and the ring
is now gone
click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
1 Apr 12:25 AMRowing through the Georgia marshesclick to listen
from: Lewis Colam
29 Mar 9:41 PMBoat repairs and adding a crucifix
to the stern
click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
28 Mar 8:11 PMOnly 1000 more miles
Can you find me on the map?
click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
28 Mar 12:16 PMFinally in Georgia
but where are the people?
click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
26 Mar 8:25 PMNo swamp shortcuts for meclick to listen
from: Lewis Colam
24 Mar 9:30 PM1/4" hail stones,
alligators, a pirate museum
and dinner at the
Saint Augustine Yacht Club
click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
24 Mar 1:15 AM18th Century scooter rideclick to listen
from: Lewis Colam
22 Mar 9:07 PMSt Augenstine.
Oldest city in the USA
click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
21 Mar 11:36 PM6 Palms, but
where are the trees?
click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
20 Mar 9:36 PMSurprise welcoming party
on arriving in Palm Coast
The home of www.iamfine.com
click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
19 Mar 9:46 PMA day of high dramaclick to listen
from: Lewis Colam
18 Mar 11:22 PMA visit from Bill of
Little River Marine
click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
17 Mar 9:47 PM200 miles by day 14.
Why am I carrying Diet Pepsi
click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
16 Mar 9:39 PMHoly cow!click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
14 Mar 10:45 PMrowing through Melbourne, FL.
Thanks to Adam for the food and ice
click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
13 Mar 8:53 PMPesky Raccoons - how did they do it?click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
12 Mar 8:09 PMclamming, humanitarians and
an incident in Fort Pierce
click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
11 Mar 12:53 PMSitting out the storm.click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
10 Mar 11:37 PMWonderful day, meeting Keith &
Brian again in Stewart
click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
9 Mar 10:04 PMGood progress today, nearly 20 milesclick to listen
from: Lewis Colam
8 Mar 9:03 PMLake Worth.
Visit from Palm Beach reporter
click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
7 Mar 9:44 PMvoice messageclick to listen
from: Lewis Colam
6 Mar 10:19 PMvoice messageclick to listen
from: Lewis Colam
5 Mar 11:41 PMSlow progress v tide & headwinds,
but spurred on by the huge support.
click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
4 Mar 11:24 PMSecond evening, everglades scare
and a welcome from the storm.
click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
3 Mar 11:58 PMMore about my first dayclick to listen
from: Lewis Colam
3 Mar 1:41 PMWhat am I doing?...oops that was closeclick to listen
from: Lewis Colam
2 Mar 10:42 PMJourney to the start..thanks Chrisclick to listen
from: Lewis Colam
2 Mar 2:28 PMFinal touches to the canopyclick to listen
from: Lewis Colam
2 Mar 2:25 PMWorking on the canopy and a test rowclick to listen
from: Lewis Colam
2 Mar 3:51 AMDecals go on ... and head to Miamiclick to listen
from: Lewis Colam
29 Feb 2:20 PMFirst look at the boat, small but greatclick to listen
from: Lewis Colam
28 Feb 2:51 PMWearing my lifejacket onto the plane!click to listen
from: Lewis Colam
2 Feb 2:20 PMWelcome to my audio diaryclick to listen
from: Lewis Colam
* Normally these messages are only accessible by his carecircle members, but we have made these public at Lewis's request.
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