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Before I start, with all the trauma yesterday I forgot it was Sunday so didn’t do a review, the second half of the blog fixes that. (While I’m writing this, there’s a big squall passing over and the sun is...
So I’m stuck on para anchor for a while. The wind and swell are coming from about 190/95 degrees, I thought it was 210° but now on the PA it’s a bit easier to be accurate. The wind is blowing...
Not sure I’ll have time to do a blog tonight as I have a major challenge going on at the moment.  If you have a look at Tony’s note below, it will make more sense.  Basically we had two days...
I’m writing this at about 4am local, just in case I don’t get time later. Quick update on overnight. I drifted about 4 miles south of my required course, in essence that means I’m heading straight towards the reef. However...
That Equatorial Counter Current (ECC) is getting closer, it’s at least a couple of weeks of uncomfortable, wet, hard rowing if not more but I’m no more than 80nm away. Up early this morning and I like the flexibility this...
I should start with last night. Just after I finished up, I noticed we’d started tracking North. There was still a breeze from the south and it was turning us but the current wasn’t strong enough to drag us any...
I’m sat here in the middle of the day on para anchor so I thought I would get some of the blog done as I may be rowing late (hopefully). I’ll use yesterday’s chronological method to keep me on the...
We have had many inquirers about what John eats and how he eats on board. We have found a short clip from his Atlantic journey that he made about how he makes his food....
I know your all asking “how is it possible to do so few”. Well like everyday there’s a story and here’s todays. I’m going to do it chronologically in GMT, that’s one our behind UK summer time and fours ahead...
ITCA Looks like you’re in the ITCZ now. The wind is forecast to be light and more variable in direction over the next few days. I gave you the indicated wind directions in the forecast I just sent but I...
Not so happy tonight. Here’s the story. Just as I finished up last night the breeze picked up so I adjusted the rubber and was drifting right on course. Slept well, woke up early, worked out the wind had moved...
I’m trying to work out if I should go for a swim on the equator as there are many things that could stop me. We thought it would be fun to look at what beasties might lurk beneath the surface. Georgie...
I kinda finished the blog abruptly last night as I was so tired I could hardly keep my eyes open. I had some other emails to do as well and time had got away from me, plus I was being...
But then sometimes it is. I wasn’t looking forward to today after yesterday’s tussle with the east wind, however if I didn’t get up and row I’m never going to get there. There was a bit of ENE forecast today....
I was looking forward to today as I had a good day yesterday. The prospect of ENE wind and more south! I knew I would drift well so off too bed. Woke up at 09:00 (GMT) after 3 hours sleep....