Update: Long-Distance Expeditions

Update: Long-Distance Expeditions
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As restrictions around the world ease, a few expeditions put on hold by COVID-19 have restarted. Others wait, while still others are indefinitely postponed. Underway Solo Row Across the Pacific Paraplegic ocean rower Angela Madsen set off on April 24 to row the Pacific Ocean from Long Beach, California to Honolulu. Forty-five days in, the journey has been anything but easy, mainly because of adverse weather. She has deployed her sea anchor many times, but wind and seas often pushed her in the wrong direction nonetheless. She has been ”swamped twice and had a knock down” when trying to row in a gale. The pitching seas swatted her off her seat into the gunwale and she considers herself lucky that she wasn’t thrown entirely out of the boat. “I thought for sure I was going over, but I didn’t,” she... .... Continue Reading at Explorers Web



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