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Day Fifty-Five of Indian Ocean Row

Day Fifty-Five of Indian Ocean Row Blog post from Barry. As we write this blog, we a nearing the “1000 miles left to row” mark, which is very exciting prospect. Coupled with a good overall seven day weather forecast, suddenly the idea that we can be in Mauritius within the next few weeks is very…

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Day Twenty-Four of Indian Ocean Row

Day Twenty-Four of Indian Ocean Row Half asleep I could hear the fumbling of the door being opened to the hatch just before light exploded into the cabin dazzling both James and myself.   Amongst the rays of strong sunshine was the silhouette of Billy’s head…the silhouette then spoke to me in Billy’s voice. I…

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Day Twenty-Three of Indian Ocean Row

Day Twenty-Three of Indian Ocean Row We’re are finally making some good Westerly ground, and everyone is relieved that we’re now heading in the right direction at a decent pace. It’s such a shame that it’s taken so long to get positive weather, but these things are not supposed to be easy.   My excitement…

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Day Nineteen of Indian Ocean Row

Day Nineteen of Indian Ocean Row I never thought I’d love rowing so much!   From the darkness of being on sea anchor for so long to suddenly being able to make some progress, albeit slow, and northerly, but just the routine of being able to inch our way to the end goal, to be…

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Day Sixteen of Indian Ocean Row

Day Sixteen of Indian Ocean Row This is now the fifth time we’ve been on sea anchor…and this time it’s been a long stint, possibly lasting until Wednesday. I cannot put into words how genuinely horrible the situation is right now, but I’ll try…   Due to the cramps that Robin gets from his Parkinson’s…

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Day Thirteen of Indian Ocean Row

Day Thirteen of Indian Ocean Row   “Shark!” cried James suddenly.   I felt a pang of instant excitement rush through me.   “…or a whale, or something!”, he finished.   Pang lessened but still nice to see a whale. I opened the cabin door and shouted Billy and Robin of the possible toothy sighting…