Day 36 – Surf’s up

Day 36 – Surf’s up

Progress has slowed slightly for both crews as the wind has subsided a little. This should allow for somewhat drier conditions. Not much chat from either to report! Before the wind swung to the south an important means of covering ground at little extra expense would have been surfing. When the elements are coming from…

Day 30 – Fish attack

Day 30 – Fish attack

Today’s post is shamelessly copied from Cockleshell Endeavour’s latest Facebook post. Sounds like a YouTube video that goes viral, and if only we had it on camera. The highlight of these past days was when Ryan and Bev were rowing during their 1-4am shift and out of the blue, a flying fish slapped Ryan right…

Day 28 – 4 weeks in

Day 28 – 4 weeks in

So after a month let’s have something of a round up for the brave crews at sea. They have faced strong winds and choppy seas, witnessed comet showers, phosphorescence, dolphins and some moments of utter stillness. We’ve witnessed weaving tracks and tracks held like rails despite the swell. They’ve broken equipment and mended equipment on…

Day 25 – Azores low?

Day 25 – Azores low?

Ordinarily the weather systems of the southern part of the North Atlantic Ocean are controlled by the virtually ever-present Azores high. This high pressure system sits over the top of the Azores. Although it often gets shoved, kicked and knocked about by low pressure systems rolling out of the USA the status quo is normally…

Day 24 – Water or air

Day 24 – Water or air

With lighter winds coming from a less helpful direction both crews have found the last few days more challenging than the recent past. Both crews were concerned that they had rowed into an area of current flowing back towards Gran Canaria and were asking about the best way to avoid it. For certain the current…