Via the World
Via The World: Early on I questioned why on earth I had come back to this place that nearly cost me my life
I am now a good solid few hundred miles out to sea, settling in to my new life after twelve days out here. It is always a bit of a culture shock – physically and emotionally – to start or finish an ocean voyage, particularly one where you are all alone and have oars instead of an engine.
The storm that is currently howling outside would not be a good thing to encounter a day or two out from departure, for the risk of being blown back to shore (and let’s face it, crashing into a coastline isn’t a good thing) is too great.
British adventurer Sarah Outen is about to relaunch her mission to loop the planet using human power, as she enters the final weeks of preparation for her North Pacific solo row from Japan to Canada.
Via the World: Rescued from the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Independent Blogger Sarah Outen is ready to try again
Even before I left my boat, Gulliver, out on the North Pacific, I knew I would be back on the ocean in spite of the final three days being the scariest of my life.
Via the World: ‘I gritted my teeth each time a wave smashed directly into the boat, waiting to see what would happen’
The last time I took to the keyboard to blog I hadn’t at all expected that the next time I did so would be at my desk at home in Rutland. But here I am. And how grateful I am to be here. Alive, all limbs intact.
British adventurer Sarah Outen is on a mission to loop the planet using only human power. Having pushed off from the east coast of Japan in her rowing boat Gulliver on May 13th, last week she had to be rescued.
The sun is setting on my fifteenth day at sea. Pale pinks and oranges paint the western sky and gentle greys smudge the impression of tiny clouds elsewhere. A few knots of wind tickle the surface of the water, gurgling around my rowing boat, Gulliver. A swell rocks us. It is a beautiful end to a tiring day.
Following a couple of weeks of horrendous weather in Japan, British adventurer, Sarah Outen set off at 7.06am (Japanese time) on Sunday, May 13, on what is expected to be one of the most grueling parts of her London2London: Via the World expedition – her solo row across the North Pacific Ocean.
Sarah’s planned launch was hit by a severe weather warning. Had she set out on her record breaking voyage, in her own words she would have been “mullered”. Here, she explains all…
Sarah Outen is due to head off on her record-breaking solo row across the North Pacific Ocean this Sunday. Here, she explains the physical and psychological toils ahead…
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