The night as the bushmen say – look the darkness creeps ever closer, as they point out the long shadows of the kalahari dune advancing towards us from the West. … Read More
It’s “vasbyt” time, we are digging really deep and are changing shifts in methodical silence. We know what needs to be done, and behaving somewhat like robots. It’s quite incredible … Read More
The last few days have certainly been the toughest rowing for both Wayne and me both physically and mentally.
After good easterly tail winds for 4 days it all went … Read More
TIME WARP (‘It’s just a jump to the left’)
This vast seemingly nothingness is occasionally broken by a tern or a petrel dipping by to observe this curious little craft, … Read More
Many people have asked me ‘what percentage of this expedition is mind?’ To be frank, it varies, because some days, when the body is so depleted, it simply craves rest … Read More
Today is indeed a day for celebration, so Wayne and I each had a chocolate pudding and TWO liquorice sweets each!
We have had some potentially expedition terminating problems, such … Read More
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 … Read More
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. … Read More
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 … Read More
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. … Read More
It has certainly been a hard event to pull off with various cultural barriers to overcome and I believe you did an exceptional job. Read More
Braam, your presentation this morning was utterly riveting and I know I speak for all in attendance here today. Read More
Braam Malherbe deserves more thanks – His presentation was like a movie – laughs, tears, drama, the whole shebang!! Read More
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