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October 18, 2016

Thank You all for supporting this dream, which lasted for 142 days.
We are safe and sound on Brazilian ground. Very soon we will update You regarding story telling events, upcomming book, movie and of course next BIG dream 

September 21, 2016

Yesterday the wind turned against us and started blowing in our faces with force of 20+ knots. Now we have been sitting on the sea anchor for 24 hours. We are waiting for a change that would let us touch Brazilian soil. Warm, dry soil smelling of home.

(Drawing by Miks)

September 7, 2016

The ocean thought that we are approaching Rio too soon and turned on heavy North wind which would push us past Rio and into oil platform area, if we would let it. To prevent this unpleasant detour, we lowered our sea-anchor early yesterday morning, and it worked like a...

August 30, 2016

If you are wondering about our food supplies, we can put you at ease - we have plenty. Firstly, during our seasickness initiation phase we ate approx. 1/3 of the norm, if even that. Secondly, The ships we  met on our way resupplied us with fresh fruits, canned fish, br...

August 22, 2016

The rain was poring almost constantly, the head waves were washing over our deck and us with unenviable regularity. The boat was blown into unnecessary drift, so as the night gave way for the day we dropped out the sea anchor. And it worked. We managed to almost stop t...

August 14, 2016

In spite of the back-stream that was tormenting us for two days, just after the sunrise we spotted a small piece of land on our wast and usually totally empty horizon. It was Martin Vas island only 600m wide in its widest part and populated only by birds, but for us it...

July 11, 2016

The weekend turned to be quite colorful. Saturday evening came with head wind. We rowed our asses off, but the wind still pushed us back to Africa, so we put out our sea anchor to at least slow down our return. At 5:30 the wind stopped and we pulled in the ropes.

Obviou...

July 5, 2016

There are no two identical days on the ocean. On Saturday morning, a 10cm long fish of unknown origin started to circle our boat. We kind of hoped that the fish would jump into our lap, but it had somewhat different plans for the morning. 

In a while, we noticed a stran...

June 27, 2016

Just to be clear  - we are not sitting in our wetsuits. In fact, most of the time we try to get by with minimal clothing.

When we started rowing after the second round of antibiotics, on the 3rd day the small passengers started to take take best seats. We did our best t...

June 25, 2016

Thank you all for your comments. In the next few days we will let you know about the new and revolutionary solutions for the pimple situation.

Meanwhile, we will tell you about our “Līgo” bondfire or, to be more precise, our hearth.

Every day we use this masterpiece of c...

June 19, 2016

Full moon is full moon even in the ocean, and it likes to play tricks. In our case, the tricks are headwind and headcurrent. One night we put out the sea anchor and in the morning found ourselves 5km closer to Namibia not Rio. Tonight the current was much stronger and...

June 15, 2016

There is nothing quite as dramatic as the reality and for this reason 4 days ago we decided not to describe our situation in detail. We didn’t want to scare those closest to us. 
Doctors emotionlessly described our condition as life-threatening. High temperature and pu...

June 11, 2016

We are past 2000km mark and have maintained silence for a while, and for a good reason. We are kind-of on a pause right now, because the skin lesions that we fought 1,5 weeks before are back and even more nasty than before. We have contacted a professional medical  per...

June 5, 2016

The alarm goes off and I wake up for my shift. It is 2:00 in the night. I get out of the cabin. I slowly stand up on the 40x80cm area behind the door and clench my fist around the handle. The boat is being thrown to all sides and I try to balance it feeling as a matado...

June 3, 2016

For two days now, Karlis is out of the hospital and enjoys rowing experience. The ocean was still as a table and small dolphins were jumping out of the blue surface. Tonight our not so good friend Wave Windy returned, so we put down the oars and once again used the sur...

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