Author Archives: Mel Johnson

Shore Support – En route to Adak

Shore Support – Preparing for Sarah’s arrival   Trying to anticipate exactly when an ocean rowing boat will arrive at its intended destination is never easy. Trying to calculate when Sarah will arrive in the Aleutian Islands, where the weather is constantly changing and the forecast…
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Day 124 – Alaska here we come!

On Friday night I hardly slept a wink, my mind racing and adrenaline charging about. My team and I were mid-decision process, considering our options for the safest possible landing. By Saturday we had it settled. My team and I have come up with a…
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A belated Day 75: What will be will be

It is odd to think that I could very easily have another two lots (and some) of seventy five days in the company of the lovely Happy Socks, with my own smelly socks, before I reach land. All you Tracker Addicts out there, stagging out…
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Day 69 – 165 East. Again.

Hello Easting, my old friend – it looks like we are here again… (Sung to the tune of that famous song, you know). By the time I have written this blog post Happy Socks shall have blown over our good friend the 165th parallel East…
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Day 62 : Birds and bilge pumps

  The last few days have been like rowing in the shower and yesterday was like rowing under the Niagra Falls – we were hammered by waves and after two rather scary broaches (where the boat gets slammed over onto her side) while rowing I…
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