Thank you Arion! This lovely picture was drawn by 2 year old Arion to wish us luck for the Pacific crossing. Arion's family includes his grandfather and fellow ocean rower, Pete Rowlands and his mum Sian , who is our Mr. Biltong sponsor. I reckon our cabin will look quite flash with his colourful contribution. We really appreciate your picture Arion!
2 Hours On, 2 Hours Off
Some of you have asked about what our day to day life is like out there on the water. We will row with one person on the oars for two hours on and two hours off around the clock to make sure the boat is always moving. When you aren't rowing, you are eating, doing boat jobs, or resting/sleeping in the cabin. An ocean rower has to be able to fall asleep quickly and wake up feeling refreshed and ready to row-even if you only had an hour of sleep. You also get to have 6 'mornings' in a day so it helps if you are a morning person! In past rows, I can remember dreaming I was rowing and being very surprised when my rowing buddy woke me up to row because I was sure I had just been at the oars. The mind plays tricks on you at sea, and a tired mind can be even trickier!