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Day Thirty-Seven of Indian Ocean Row

Day Thirty-Seven of Indian Ocean Row Hi everyone and apologies for the long silence. It has been a busy few days aboard ‘No Great Shakes’ and unfortunately not all of it positive.  To start on a positive note, it was Robin’s birthday on the 5th – his first birthday out at sea and it started…

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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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Robin’s Third Blog

Robin’s Third blog ‘Let me row you down because we are flying to strawberry fields’ This blog takes you to new highs as I share some of my out of body, out of mind experiences with you.  What follows is a true honest account, did it really happen?  I will let you decide. The mind…

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Day Twenty of Indian Ocean Row

Day Twenty of Indian Ocean Row   Mileage for yesterday; 60 miles covered, distance to Mauritius 2795. We are well and truly off the sea anchor!! We pulled her in for hopefully the last time at about 17:00. The winds were still about 25 knots and the waves were high and all over the place…

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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…

Day Eleven of Indian Ocean Row

Day Eleven of Indian Ocean Row   Well….this has not been the most fun! Aside from the frist couple of days we’ve just been battling storms and high winds on the nose the whole time. You’ll see our track shows us to be going all over the place. We spend all day rowing, only to…

Ocean Credit Matteo Bernardis

Day Ten of Indian Ocean Row

Day Ten of Indian Ocean Row We managed to get in a few hours of rowing yesterday and some of those hours were actually quite good! With a slight following swell the progress that we were making was ok, despite the wind pretty much coming head on. We covered some miles and actually made it…

Indian Ocean Skyline

Day Nine of Indian Ocean Row

Day Nine of Indian Ocean Row Hi All and sorry for our lack of updates recently. As the more observant of you may have realised our progress over the last few days has been far from what you might call impressive. In fact for some of the time we have actually been heading backwards. Yep,…

Ocean photo credit to Marko Blažević

Day Five of Indian Ocean Row

Well into Day 5 here now on the Indian Ocean, morale is excellent, everyone is feeling good. We were by now expecting to have hit a big storm with 30 knot winds on the nose which we would not have been able to row against. This would have meant we would have needed to deploy…