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October 16, 2019

A couple of days of complete lull and I’m baked in the sun to a crisp. Meanwhile the tidal current is taking me in the wrong direction.

October 6, 2019

In 4 days, I met 4 fishing boats. Very friendly people, offered a tow. Thanks, but no thanks - I explained in sign language.

October 1, 2019

One day, the ambient temperature dropped to 29 degrees Celsius and it felt a bit chilly. It seams that I have completely tropicalized. Fortunately, I have a sauna at home, will have to live in there :)

September 25, 2019

The surprise and joy of the week - in a far corner of the storage space I found a pack of dried apples from Latvia. I thought they had run out long time ago, but now, in the Indonesian waters, they are especially tasty!

Thanks, Ābolu Čipsi no Talsiem!

September 24, 2019

As you probably can see in the location map, I’m moving very slowly, but surely in the right direction. 

Fortunately, it’s not raining and I’m not being pushed back :)

September 21, 2019

15km in the N-hemisphere already, but still no sign of cold. It’s not even like being backed in an oven, more like being melted in a glass-works factory :) 

September 20, 2019

EQUATOR!!

Hi, N-hemisphere! Buy, D-hemisphere!

It looks exactly the same in the dark. Time for bed :)

September 19, 2019

A couple of days ago, I was in an area with 1km depth. Suddenly, I noticed some kind of a mast sticking out from the horizon. At first, I thought it was a yacht or a navigation light pole on an island, but, as I rowed closer, I realized that it was neither of those thi...

September 16, 2019

Sometimes, during the night, the current can take you in the wrong direction. Sometimes it means rowing half-asleep. But under a full-moon like tonight, it is even enjoyable.

September 14, 2019

I have caught a wild-tempered current and clawed on it’s back with both of my oars. I’m enjoying the ride while we are heading the same direction.

September 12, 2019

After 3 days of whirlpool with frontal waves and occasional thunderstorms, the wind from the South is back to move the vast amount of water. It helps a lot. Thanks!

I have sailed into Indonesian waters!

September 9, 2019

I’m approximately 40nm from the shore. Far enough, so I can peacefully sleep during the night, and close enough, so I can feast my eyes on the horizon during the day with a tasty mountain ridge curling along the shore of Papua.

Bon appetit to You too!

September 7, 2019

The rain is pouring down and something is pushing me back towards Madang. I hope this will not last long, because this is a good week in general. I set a new distance record - 61nm/24h, met 2 fishermen boats and maneuvered between islands/active volcanos :)

August 29, 2019

I’m on the anchor, because I was being pushed back regardless of rowing. I’m waiting for the wind or tide to change.

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