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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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Notes from the cabin – Day 39 evening

This has been a good day! After so many days of cloud, rain, storms and rough seas the bright Atlantic sun shines down on an exceptionally deep blue sea!

Whilst …
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Notes from the cabin – Day 39 morning

‘The BIG little things’

How does one keep going then, when obstacle after obstacle stand in your way?

Sometimes, seemingly small things can make a world of difference! Here are …
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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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