I have just returned early from a retreat in Scotland to get ready to go row an ocean next week. I dumped my bags and flicked on the telly to discover that Queensland is in a state of emergency due to severe flooding. Many people have lost their homes and the flooded area is equivalent in size to both France and Germany. As soon as I saw the news I realised that I had found my charitable fundraising cause for this expedition. The QLD state government have set up a disaster relief fund http://www.qld.gov.au/floods/ which I will be encouraging people who are following the expedition to donate to. Please give generously.