I must have been a little preoccupied yesterday, because it clean slipped my mind that it marked my 365th day at sea. Not consecutively, obviously, but when you add up my various voyages I have now spent cumulatively a year of my life in this little rowboat.
I think that this may be a record for a woman. Not sure. Maud Fontenoy may possibly have spent longer at sea. Can someone take a look at the Statistics page on the Ocean Rowing Society website and let me know?
Of course, most women are much too sensible to want to do such a thing. Not so the men. I know that there are several men who have spent longer at sea, but I have no ambitions to try and break that record!
I couldn’t manage to find a photo of my first ever day at sea, but here is a self-portrait from Day 3 at sea, back in 2005, just after the start of the Atlantic Rowing Race. What a fresh-faced young ocean rower I was back then!
Thanks for all the heart-warming news about what you are all doing for our planet. Good to hear! If you want to take it up a level, see what you can do to persuade your family, friends, and colleagues to be as good and green as you are.
Josselyne – how nice to hear your side of the Antigua story! That was a very special day indeed.
Richard in DFW – another 180 million years to catch up with the dinosaurs? Wow, just think what we could achieve if we manage to keep ourselves in existence for that long!
Sponsored Miles: Still catching up on miles previously rowed:
Doug Grandt, Perry Clarke, Patricia Kitto, Stanley Miller, Evan Rappoport, Charles Stilfield, Russell Cullngworth, Alan Gamble, Sarah Fetters, Larry Grandt for Pauline.