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Published on Mar 28, 2012
3000 miles, 45 days, 4 people: rowing unsupported across the Atlantic Ocean.
An attempt to give some of the flavours of the ocean and try to explain what motivates me to relish challenges such as rowing across the Atlantic Ocean.
Expeditions are about pitting yourself against nature. This project has frustrated me because much of the struggle has instead been within ourselves (nausea, hunger, exhaustion) and our immediate environment (seats designed during the Spanish Inquisition). Last night though I experienced the addictive sensation I have enjoyed so often on hills and mountains, deserts and rivers. That is the outpouring of "a kind of glory that lights up the mind of a man" and which comes with surviving and thriving in the world's wild places and relishing the variety, the beauty and the ferocity of nature.
Much more on our journey can be found at alastairhumphreys.com/category/expeditions/atlantic-row/