Day 1 – 3.5 miles out and I remember I’ve left my meds in the apartment so had to row back to Puerto Morgan, and phew they had them! Was weird coming back from a send off but I always wanted and quite liked the solo departure! Was pretty cool leaving and seeing Gran Canaria disappearing the distance, also a weird sleeping at sea. Loving the waves. Total distance travelled: 29nm
Day 2– On the oars at 4.30am and now simply row and sleep. No appetite at the moment and everything I eat is super overload. Think it’s seasickness patch I have on. Through the day, waves gathered and the expected storm. By the time it was evening, the waves were pretty hectic. I hatched down for longer than normal nap so no massive distance today. Realising that autopilots are a bit of a pain as they turn themselves off whenever they feel like it which means my course changes without notifying me. Annoying if trying to get a relaxed sleep but not the end of the day.
Total distance travelled: 68nm
Day 3 – Get up @ 4.30am. The wind noises are mad. I keep hearing people talking (clearly not though), puked overboard as soon as I ate my cereal. Weird. Waves are ginormous but just swell are nothing more than something to look at in awe. Learning about the boats capabilities – she is sweet!
Total distance travelled: 134 nm
Day 4– Didn’t row during the night (of day 3) as it was insane and couldn’t see diddly squat! Fortunately, wind direction meant I was still travelling forward. Close call on the capsize (had crafted a rather strange helmet just in case)! Today’s waves made me realise how massive the ones before were. Rowing at night was manically. Phosphorescence, big moon and the darkness really heightens everything. Called it a day after I realised my rowing wasn’t making a sign of difference to speed so actually got a slightly longer night sleep. All I think about is bed!!
Total distance travelled: 153nm
Day 5– (yesterday) – Body still feeling good. Not blasting it as still have ages to go plus I want to enjoy my time, no rush – it’s about the journey. Have discovered that baby wipes soaked in surgical spirit help massively with my spotty chaffed bottom!
Total distance travelled as of 10.30am: 215nm (a few miles off the 45 day target) – doing the maths continuously to make sure I’m on track!
Generally been struggling with food but have now managed two large packets of freeze dried food in 80hrs. Totally loving it but needing sleep all the time! Zzzzzzz.
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