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May 23, 2020

The island of Belitung doesn’t make it easy to get ashore. During the night, I was pushed away by a storm and tide. I was rowing hard and from the heart. I have arrived on the smallest island jet - 100x200m. There is no virus here, but there are coconuts, papayas, 5 ca...

May 22, 2020

For a couple of days I was scanning the horizon for a piece of land, but with no luck until today. The small pancakes in the sea are clear indicators that I am approaching the island of Belitung. It feels like finally reaching and scratching that  itchy spot on your ba...

May 18, 2020

Monsoon rain-clouds are testing my resistance to water.  Despite being an Aquarius, my skin has become wrinkled as a raisin. Belitung is getting closer. 115nm, more or less. 

May 14, 2020

This is something new! A tanker parked in the middle of the Java sea. If I had seen it during the night, I would have thought that I’m dreaming, but there it was, under the bright sun. Or wasn’t it? =)
255nm till the island of Belitung. I wonder if they will let me com...

May 6, 2020

I have reached the shallow part of the Java sea. It’s kind of weird seeing a 3.5 m depth mark on my GPS screen and not being able to see land.

May 1, 2020

It seems that I’m off the cargo ship highway Australia - China. Today I saw the first ship heading to Singapore. Brotherly feelings. 

April 25, 2020

The conveyor of the favorable current is out of business. Tides are starting to push me around both physically and mentally. The favorable current was a strong allay. Now things will be less predictable and there is only one way of reacting to this. Let’s do this! 

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April 20, 2020

Long forgotten feelings. I have found a favorable current. It’s tasty as a gulp of fresh air, when you open the tent door. This morning I was faced with a mighty storm of more than 20 knot magnitude, but the current was working against it. Wonders of the Makassara pass...

April 12, 2020

North-West point of Sulawesi! Wouldn't lie, if I would tell You, that this was planned to reach by 20th of March!!😮

Wouldn't lie, if I would tell You, that I have mixed feelings regarding the Celebes sea🤔😃! Haha, ok, someday, I will tell for sure! It really was amazi...

March 21, 2020

As You already know, I'm rowing🚣‍♂ along the coast to avoid the counter current➡. I'm thinking weather it really makes my life easier🤔😁Ok, ok, the main thing is that I can anchor or tie the boat to the buoy for the night without drifting backwards. Sometimes I'm ro...

March 16, 2020

Celebes sea currents ain't no joke! 

Sometimes, not often, I have to row🚣‍♂ back➡ to continue forward⬅! This happened few days ago, when I got too far away from the coast. The countercurrent stopped my progress, tried next day my luck, but it seemed impossible to mess...

March 8, 2020

After 40 hours waiting 🧘🏼‍♂on the buoy the headwind dropped during the night, so I🚣‍♂ rowed under the moon from 1am to 5.30am. Speed was like in the "good, old days"😂 It was still dark, but managed to find new buoy to tie the boat, before I switched off to enjoy so...

March 6, 2020

My progress⬆ have been very slow, while rowing 🚣‍♂around the north tip of the Sulawesi🏝, but I'm so grateful🙏🏼 to be able to enjoy this beauty🌊

March 3, 2020

Yesterday, after the post with fishing house the wind dropped, so I was excited to row some more nautical miles. Weather forecast seemed to be ok, I even dreamt to reach the horn. It wasn't big of a distance for normal Ocean conditions. There is a lot of local currents...

February 29, 2020

This is hilarious. I rowed for about 4 hours and then hit a "wall"😀

My intended route🚣‍♂ is to row around north tip of Sulawesi island. Didn't I knew  that there gona be wind about 10-12knots? I knew, I just wanted to row so much, so I tried🤠

I guess the night from Su...

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