“Day 15, 29th May and this morning 2 weeks since Fox II and I pulled out of North Cove Marina with Rozinante II just behind. Bjørn Jordan, owner of that yacht, is an old friend who Arvid Bentsen and I encountered at sea when we rowed from Tenerife to Barbados i 1997. Bjørn had crew who looked after the first Rozinante when he swam over to say hello properly!
In 2002 while preparing for my Portugal to Guyana row, Bjørn, Arvid and I tested the boat and ourselves by rowing from Denmark to Norway non-stop in about 21 hours (2 rowing, 1 resting).
Bjørn will be on his way sailing home via the Azores about now, fun if he does a repeat performance! (Mind you, the sea temperature is quite different!)
Today’s been a tough day at the office… Slight breeze from SE all day, not much waves, so I did manage to row slowly j’,’into it. But much to my disappointment, the tides out here are still strong at 1,5 – 2,0 knots, so at times I have nearly been at a standstill. While having lunch and a shave I lost 3 of my hard fought-for miles, at the same time thick and clammy fog descended on us…
But lunch was great with boiling rice and an onion, added an egg on top and ate it with some canned mackrel in tomato sauce. Tonight back to freeze-dried food, but finally a fish meal: Cod in a curry sauce to which I added potatoo crips and some chopped up cucumber (Still have a little left!)”