Hello everybody, as you can see by looking at the map, I took a couple of days off to draw some scribbles on the ocean!
I am not new to this spare-time activity, in fact, on the first two days of rowing I guess you remember that I drew the letters E and S. After the S, one of you sent a message in which you were suggesting that I draw out the phrase ‘because there is no planet B”.
Anyway, the wind has been really difficult recently, but the sea anchor helped and I didn’t stray too far. Unfortunately, by tonight I will be back where I was four days ago, which is very annoying because every mile rowed is a real struggle and I want to get back home so badly. The good news is that from tomorrow I will be rowing under tail winds.
I have spent these days collecting plastic debris and I was very shocked to notice that micro-plastic accumulates in clusters. It is not evenly distributed as I had thought it was. Where some parts of the water look seemingly pure, others parts look as though someone has just smashed a plastic crate there. I also notice that the vast majority of the plastic is white and I’m curious to know why.
In my past rowing expeditions I treated myself as a king – this time around, less so, and I didn’t paid too much attention to the variety of food I took onboard with me. But now, after nine days, I can’t bear to have the same food almost every day. Tonight, as with the last three, I cooked porcini mushroom risotto and it is not tasting as good as it did on the first day! Next time I need to remember this.
I know that some of you want to send me messages. You can send as many messages as you want for free just by visiting https://10rivers1ocean.com on the map page on the right hand side.
That is all for now, see you tomorrow