Let me start this off by giving thanks to the men and women of the United States Coast Guard and the Captain and Crew of the MV Heijin. It can never be said enough.
Just Another Sunrise
It was the last half hour or so of Adam’s and my 4-hour rowing shift. Dawn was breaking on our 73rd day at sea. Winds and waves were building and we were making just around 3kn towards Miami. At shift changed we discussed the building seas and the possibility of the sea anchor being deployed despite the favorable speeds west. Markus climbed out and hopped on the bucket, he would soon be literally caught with his pants down, while Jordan took over steering in the bow seat. Adam was tucked inside the hatch as I folded myself inside. Our last words of the discussion to the boys on deck were literally “remember think safety first”.