I’ve just spoken to Sarah as she sits in the night-time fog, trying to row the final 4 miles to Adak. Totally, exhausted but sounding incredibly cheerful as the end draws near. A real rollercoaster of emotions washing over her.
The support boat are nearby, having made contact over the VHF and they are waiting to see if Sarah can make the last few miles or needs a tow. The wind is not helpful so it will be difficult to get in under her own steam.
Tony and James are suffering from the bumpy seas and have moved away a little to find some calm! Let’s hope they get some time to recover before the final push for land.
Sarah hasn’t seen any land yet due to the cloud and fog but knows she is close and has seen some new birds, presumably from the islands.
This poster below has been put up on the island and brings it home how close she is now. I’m sure the people of Adak will give her an outstanding welcome.
Monday 23 September
Sarah Outen is expected to arrive at the small boat harbour this afternoon having rowed solo and unassisted from Japan.
She will have been at sea 150 days and covered over 3,750 miles in her 21’ ocean rowing boat ‘Happy Socks’.
Sarah will become the first person ever to have crossed the Pacific Ocean from Japan to Alaska in a rowing boat.
The community will have one hours’ notice prior to her arrival and all are invited to see her step ashore and welcome her to Adak.
Nearly there Sarah!
Mel (L2L project manager)