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Notes from the cabin – Day 56

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

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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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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