Fedor Konyukhov

Day 115

Fedor via the satellite phone: “The weather is not so good. For the last few days the wind has been blowing from the south and has raised the waves up to 3 meters. The high seas are pushing the boat at the port side, nudging me north. I’m able to keep the course westward, but it’s unfortunate to lose hard earned mileage. I went back 10 miles north in the course of one day. I’m waiting for the wind to change its direction. I’ll be rowing hard to get lower than 26° south.

Tuesday night I witnessed the lunar eclipse. The moon turned a bloody red color. Here, watching the eclipse from the ocean was particularly striking. The night was clear and I was able to watch the entire hour of the eclipse  in the cockpit of my boat. I put the oars down: it was impossible to take my eyes off this natural phenomenon.

I’ve been lucky with the phosphorescent fishing line. For the last couple of nights my catch has been small calamari. Quickly boiled, they make a perfect breakfast.  Positively, the month of April has been the most productive as far as fishing goes. Either the ocean is more populated here, or the fact that the hull of my boat is covered with all kinds of marine growth is attracting small fish and other ocean specimens for my enjoyment.”

The map of the Tourgoyak's course: http://yb.tl/konyukhov2

The detailed map of the course: www.oceanrowing.com/Konyukhov/Pacific2013/dist_map.htm

Translated by Tatiana Koreski