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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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Notes from the cabin – Day 45

The Story Behind Mhondoro

While taking strain today in the extreme heat with blisters open and salty, I thought of Africa, the bush veld, my home.

I would like to …
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Notes from the cabin – Day 43

After weeks of cloud, rain squalls, high seas, wind and currents, there is calm! Not nice calm, although beautiful @ASEA blue ocean, clear sky and sun, it is blistering hot …
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Notes from the cabin – Day 42

After yet another, and very serious, super tanker near-collision at 04.00 this morning (see pic), I rowed the @Leopard.TV in contemplative silence as the stars waned and the grey dawn …
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Notes from the cabin – Day 40

I want to start by saying a BIG ‘thank you’ to everyone for your prayers, well-wishes and motivating me to keep going!

Over the past weeks I have been sent …
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Notes from the cabin – Day 39 evening

This has been a good day! After so many days of cloud, rain, storms and rough seas the bright Atlantic sun shines down on an exceptionally deep blue sea!

Whilst …
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Notes from the cabin – Day 39 morning

‘The BIG little things’

How does one keep going then, when obstacle after obstacle stand in your way?

Sometimes, seemingly small things can make a world of difference! Here are …
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