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Notes from the cabin – Day 36

It’s official! We are both geographically and in distance over the half way mark. At least our ‘best case’ scenario says so! If winds turn of storms hit and para …
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Notes from the cabin – Day 35

Notes from the now very ‘smelly, stinky, clammy cabin’!

As a result of 33 days cloudy weather, rain squalls and humidity, we have nothing clean or dry to wear so …
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Notes from the cabin – Day 32

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

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

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

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

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

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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