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December 15, 2019

I have a lucky buoy!

I started at 4:00 in the morning and finished at 22:00. 18h of gymnastics with oars. I almost missed Sulawesi. It all ended in a classical way - to get into the bay, I had to crawl against the tide. Voila - a buoy!

December 15, 2019

There it is, the Sulawesi island. Yesterday, the currents “let go” and I could row SW. Today, I can get only S. I need just a little bit more, to hit the Sulawesi jackpot.

December 14, 2019

A warning signal cut the night, as 2 cargo ships passed the boat. I’m ok. A negative drift pushed me 2nm to the S. Today I’m compensating for that. I lost a spoon.

December 13, 2019

I’m trying to row towards Manado. It is SW. For now, I’m getting only S. Siau volcano looks important.

November 5, 2019

The mission was to approach the land, so I wouldn’t get blown too far East. I had to pass two bays because of head-wind and cross-streams. One of them was only 200m away, but I couldn’t get close, no matter how hard I tried. I had to drop it and work my way to the next...

October 29, 2019

A lot of turtles and sharks and criss-cross streams, but over the horizon  I can see SARANGANI island. It’s Philippines already! 

October 19, 2019

If the conditions are right, it takes about 2 days to cross one meridian (60nm). Once, even 20h were enough. The Eastern length of the 128th meridian will stay in my heart for a while, because it took me 11 days to cross. I’m happy to be in the 127th. Cheers!


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 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


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.

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