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Notes from the cabin – Day 70

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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