Call from Aodhán: he’s buzzing

15 Jan

Aodhán just called and it was great to hear his voice and learn more about how he’s experiencing the whole expedition. The last few days have been tough on him, but this morning he woke up buzzing and with renewed energy. The sea was a bit mad last night with 3metre swells, but the East to West trade winds have finally kicked in and are predicted to stay around for a week. Aodhán said he was really happy with this, as the rowing has become a bit easier which is good. They are aiming to row 100 nautical miles a day.

Aodhán said he’s been keeping a log of everything that happens on a waterproof notebook his sister Roisin gave him for Christmas. Each day is a roller coaster of highs and lows. Some shifts are seriously tough and some fly by while he’s staring at the wide oceans and living in the moment.  And last but not least, thank you all for your great support, it makes the difference when the rowing and conditions are tough!

Check out the Live Updates to see that the pace really picked up and to see where exactly they have crossed the position where last year’s World Record holders passed as well, but Atlantic Odyssey is faster.

Also, make sure to listen to Matt about confused seas, broken laptops, high spirits and strong winds: http://embed.ipadio.com/embed/v1/embed-352×200.swf?callInView=97428&channelInView=&phlogId=41329&phonecastId=122080.

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