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Notes from the cabin – Day 23 at sea

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After 23 days the sun skimmed the water in a golden blue light. I harnessed up and left the boat diving into the big blue yesterday. Free from the boat …
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Notes from the cabin – Day 22 at sea

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Today we are finally back in comms! After 6 days of no comms (apart from our emergency satellite phone) we can send news once more. A great deal has happened: …
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Notes from the Cabin – Day 17 at sea

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This morning the sea is the calmest we’ve had and the indigo sea is teeming with hundreds of orange and blue tentacled box jellyfish around the boat Mhondoro. I was looking …
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Notes from the cabin – Day 15 at sea

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So as you know Saturday night has been seriously hectic. We have been completely rolled over 4 times with one keeping us upside down under water for 5 minutes. We …
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Notes from the cabin – Day 13 at sea

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We had really hectic night again. Zero sleep for either of us and we couldn’t even row.

First, 1000 ft oil taker was coming at us and we had near …
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Notes from the cabin – Day 12 at sea

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We’ve been rowing for 12 days now and are slowly settling into a good routine. At last, after nine days of rough seas, we have a South east wind behind …
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Notes from the cabin – Day 9 at sea

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Nine days at sea – We are in the cabin (again) and Wayne Robertson decided that nuts fix everything  Thank you MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet for the gift – we love the shirts! Also the blisters …
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My first week at sea – DOT Challenge

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My first week – After so many delays Tue the 7th seemed perfect with a moderate Southerly wind favouring us. Once out of Cape Town harbour we rowed westerly to …
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