THE crew making a North Atlantic rowing attempt have had another uneventful day.

Nigel Morris and George Rock, of Ingleby Barwick, near Stockton, along with fellow crew members Steve Dawson and Rob Munslow, are developing severe blisters during the 2,100-mile row from Canada to England.

Here is their latest report:

"At 2:30am this morning, while our hands accumulated blisters on the blisters, an experience not too dissimilar to that of placing your hands in a frying pan, we came up with the idea that we should try to describe our onboard living conditions.

"Many of you will not have seen the boat and, therefore, will not truly appreciate its vast and spacious facilities.

"For those interested in experiencing an ocean row boat voyage, we recommend taking the following steps.

1: Find a room 29ft by 6ft;

2: Lower the ceiling to 3ft 6in;

3: Paint the walls and floor blue - kids, please obtain parental consent;

4: Purchase two rowing machines;

5: Purchase excessive amounts of chocolates and sweets;

6: Invite three friends around - do not forewarn of plan until locked securely in the room;

7: Spend the following 45 days rowing in pairs for two hours on, two hours off.

Alternatively, if this seems a ridiculous suggestion, turn off your computer, walk away, forget about us, and enjoy the rest of your day.

Happy Days

Yours, the crew

Keep up to date on the crew's progress with regular reports in The Northern Echo.