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Notes from the cabin – Day 32

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Last night the near-full moon was peeking out between intermittent rain squalls. Two nights before she was hidden completely and I rowed in darkness and occasional gentle drizzle. At around …
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Notes from the Cabin – Day 30

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Today I escaped my boat island and dived into the big magnificent blue. I let myself drift astern of the boat to the very end of our 45m safety line. …
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Notes from the Cabin – Day 29 night

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It began at approximately 18h00 last evening. Nearing the end of my rowing shift, my rib playing up after being washed overboard the day before (harnessed), I noticed the usual …
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Notes from the Cabin – Day 28

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I got up to row just before sunrise this morning, heralding in my first shift today. My left side had cramped, probably from the incessant rocking of the boat with …
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Notes from the Cabin – Day 27 night

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After a weird trance-like night, where my mind wandered between drifting swells of ocean mirroring a blazing heaven of stars and a restless worrying in-and-out of a few hours of …
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Notes from the cabin – Day 27

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Yesterday was Wayne birthday!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Wayne Robertson! We celebrated with proper hazelnut coffee and coconut milk.

We have finally turned full west at 270deg and making our heading directly …
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Notes from the cabin – Day 25

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As the sun dips to the horizon and I see no sign of life bar a solitary petrel, I must dig deep. I have just ended my last 1.5hr row …
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Notes from the cabin – 02/03/17 Night

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It’s said that it takes about 3 weeks to break a habit if you substitute it with a new one. Well, it’s now 3 weeks of rowing from Cape Town …
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