Fedor Konyukhov

Day 119. Easter Sunday

“Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

He is risen! He is risen indeed! Wishing you a joyful Easter. I would’ve liked it if I could spend this holy day with you, in church, standing a liturgy.

Here, in the ocean, my day has been difficult. The head wind is from the west. I’m rowing south. It’s forecasted that the wind will be coming from the south. I’ve crossed the 26° south. There are fewer than 1700 miles until Brisbane. I spent 11 days to cover 10 degrees from the 165° to the 175° of the western longitude. I’d like to be able to row 10 degrees (600 miles) in 10 days, but in given circumstances it’s not possible.  I left Tonga traverse, and now I’m heading towards New Caledonia. In case of a strong south-east wind I could end up too close to these islands.

Last night my brief visitors were whales. I heard their breathing and saw their backs. I turned the lights off and even put the oars away. There was no need to attract their attention to my boat. I’m with you. Fedor.”

On photo: Tourgoyak in Concon, Chile. December 21, 2013.

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