Dr. Stein Hoff began his attempt rowing FOXll across the Atlantic
more than a week ago, 120 years after George Harbo and Frank Samuelsen.
Here’s his facebook link to track his voyage.
Here’s his latest post:
Tuesday May 26th day 12
“Still 26th May – Day 12 – on Fox II and we are 24n.m. further E than when I reported this morning. That is all I got out of 11 hours rowing altogether – my longest session yet.
And I feel it, especially in my buttocks. My third and last freeze-dried meal has had hot water added, needs to be eaten soon and I am too tired to write much. Except saw two big whales breeching, ie jumping out of the water! This happened closer than yesterday, when I was sure it was the basking sharks (large dorsal fin) performing, now I am not so sure as today showed the broad, symmetrical tail of a whale. Anyway, a spectacle!
Otherwise very little wind to help me, at sunset no wind at all. While rowing I have enjoyed listening to music and that NRK P1 favourite of mine: Lønsj! In charge are Rune Nilson and Torfinn Borkhus. I have 15 podcasts of Lønsj! – trying to make them last. Only disappointment is that the music played in the original programs and which is usually to my taste, are missing on the podcast.
Yesterday we passed the latitude of Cape Cod north of here. That is where John Ridgeway and Chay Blyth started their row in 1966, when they after 92 days reached Ireland and became the second successful pair to row an ocean, 70 years after Harbo & Samuelsen.
Also had a shave, tried to get the pc working via the Sat-phone, – it’s the only way I may send out pictures, but had to give up – again!
My body feels surprisingly good after more than 9 hours rowing today. Bum and fingers a bit sore. Back is fine. It gets more sore from sitting hunched up in this tiny space writing on the iPad than after rowing 9 hours?
Good weather forecast and W winds also for next couple of days – super!”