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Short and Sweet Tonight

The boat is very active tonight so it’s difficult to type. Its been an interesting 7 days at sea. We will see tomorrow what my total for the week is. I seem to remember on the Atlantic I did 310...

The Cure for Salt Sores is Exposure

Salt sores are a common but very unpleasant problem for Ocean Rowers. They are caused when clothing wet with salt water rubs against the skin, forcing salt into the pores. This result is extremely uncomfortable and can lead to severe...

All is well with the world.

If you had asked me last night Santa Cruz or Cairns, I would have taken Santa Cruz in a heart beat. The 15 to 18 foot waves were still smashing over the boat, I was cold, wet and miserable. The...

Dolphins Ahoy

Saw a couple of Dolphins today, they swam by and had a chuckle at how slow I was going. Also had a couple of sun fish moseying by the boat, if you haven’t seen them before, they are a ponderous...

The Unsolvable Conundrum

There are a number of big challenges on this trip. The Great Barrier Reef, crossing the equator, navigating the South Sea Islands, but before all of that, what I suspect is the first challenge that could end the trip is...

Third Times a Charm

Day two , June 2nd. Well I am holding steady at the moment hoping the weather cooperates tonight. When I wrote the blog last night I said I had seen some sea lions, as I was writing I was drifting...

June 1st, 23:00 GMT, 1600 PDT (Local Time)

Well I got away last night, about 23:00 local time. It was tough going for awhile, however no tougher than expected. The new departure location was great, I was under the bridge in half an hour. I really struggled to...

And the Journey Begins

John has set off on his Solo Pacific Row. He departed San Francisco at 10:50pm local time, 0550 UTC (Universal Time Co-ordinate). Awesome to see him set off and excited to start following the dot across the ocean. You can...

4 Hours ‘Till Departure

So, nearly ready for the off, this is a short blog as I need to try and get 3 hours sleep before I leave. I rowed the boat down to Horseshoe Bay this afternoon, an hour and a half in...

Final 24 Hours Before Departure

It’s been a frantic couple of days. I arrived in Sausalito on Thursday evening, Cheryl and Tony had arrived with the boat and it was good to know we have all made it safely. Although C & T were stopped...

Socks II Heading for California

So Socks II left for San Francisco yesterday at 5am, she is in the capable hands of Tony and Cheryl. The had 4157km to drive. The border crossing went well and Socks gained entry to the states with no real...

Food

Madly preparing for the boat to leave for California on Tuesday next week. I need 810,000 calories, here’s the list.  Q  Cal  Total Chicken Korma with Rice 71 800 56800 Beef / Chilli 59 800 47200 Sweet and Sour Chicken...

June 2nd 2014

These are my blogs from my failed attempt to get to Hawaii last year Day one we knew getting away from the cost would be hard but this is the hardest I have ever worked at anything. We left at...