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Notes from the cabin – Day 70

The night as the bushmen say – look the darkness creeps ever closer, as they point out the long shadows of the kalahari dune advancing towards us from the West. …
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Notes from the cabin – Day 69

It’s “vasbyt” time, we are digging really deep and are changing shifts in methodical silence. We know what needs to be done, and behaving somewhat like robots. It’s quite incredible …
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Notes from the cabin – Day 68

The last few days have certainly been the toughest rowing for both Wayne and me both physically and mentally.

After good easterly tail winds for 4 days it all went …
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Notes from the cabin – Day 61

TIME WARP (‘It’s just a jump to the left’)

This vast seemingly nothingness is occasionally broken by a tern or a petrel dipping by to observe this curious little craft, …
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Notes from the cabin – Day 59

Many people have asked me ‘what percentage of this expedition is mind?’ To be frank, it varies, because some days, when the body is so depleted, it simply craves rest …
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Notes from the cabin – Day 57

Today is indeed a day for celebration, so Wayne and I each had a chocolate pudding and TWO liquorice sweets each!

We have had some potentially expedition terminating problems, such …
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Notes from the cabin – Day 56

SURVIVAL MODE

Our batteries have been taking serious strain with loads of cloud cover. To mitigate the problem we had resorted to using the reverse osmosis manual water desalinator for …
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Notes from the cabin – Day 55

NEAR DISASTER

After a strong North wind of 15 knots pushed us South some 45 miles, which is exactly where we don’t want to go, we deployed the parachute anchor. …
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Notes from the cabin – Day 50

PERCEPTIONS

When I look at our chart and see the many waypoints we have placed along our route, I can scarcely believe the distance we have rowed; almost 5000kms in …
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Notes from the cabin – Day 48

INSANITY

Imagine yourself, if you will, being over 2, 800kms from any land, on a very tiny 2.8m rowing boat, in big seas, rowing 1.5hrs on and 1.5hrs off 24/7. …
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