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The Row Aurora Blog

Mid-Ocean Pollution

February 6, 2019

I am simply astounded that slap bang in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean there is clear evidence of the sheer scale of the plastic problem.

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All downhill now

February 5, 2019

Another amazing day on the Ocean, I am absolutely in my element out here. The flying fish are coming past thick and fast now. It’s not going to be long before I am hit by one I am sure.

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A near miss!

February 4, 2019

I just had a flying fish go past my face about a foot away!! It’s a good job it had some height on it or it would be decorating the side of the boat!

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From Best to Worst

February 2, 2019

Today went from one of the best days to one of the worst. It started with a little glimpse of the sun so I started up the water maker for the first time in a couple of days.

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Shades of Grey

January 31, 2019

It’s been days since I saw a sunrise! The past few days have just been different shades of grey, depending on what time of day it is.

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Wet through

January 31, 2019

Today should be my last day in the slow lane, it has started very dark and ominous!! The sky is thick with black cloud.

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Heading North

January 28, 2019

Looks like I am in for a sunny day today. So lots of water made, batteries charged, and iPods to the ready. Only problem is still this wind!

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Frustration!

January 26, 2019

Well this morning started well, got a nice sunrise and didn’t get hit by any flying fish (although I did find another dead one in the bilge) all was going well in the world of Aurora.

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Happy and S.A.D.

January 25, 2019

24th January 2019When I look back on this adventure this is one of the days I want to remember. I absolutely loved today, it was just brilliant. I still worked really hard rowing for a total of 12hrs, driving myself through every inch of the ocean, but I decided to ignore the mileage for today. …

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Rowlocks and airlocks

January 22, 2019

21st JanuaryI think it’s Monday morning? I wonder what everyone at home is doing on this – you guessed it – wet, cold and cloudy day? I have still been putting sun cream on my face as I know the cheeky blighter has a way of getting through the clouds and reflecting off the water.…

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