Little to say for myself
Monday, January 10, 2005
Feel like life's just too damned challenging these days?If you're having a rough start to the week, and feeling like you're up against it, have a quick peek at Ellen MacArthur's Team Ellen website. This follows her progress, currently in the Southern Ocean approaching Cape Horn, in her bid to become the fastest ever sole circumnavigator. She's nearly 5 days ahead of the record holder after 44 days, with a third of the journey left to go.
It's an amazing testament to modern technology: tracking her progress in real time on maps and in figures, showing you webcam photos of different views of her and the boat, looking at weather charts and forecasts, and allowing you to hear her reports and send her emails.
Flick back through the archive and read her accounts of the sheer hard physical work, the lack of time to eat or sleep, the scares as the boat is thrown through the air by some of the waves, the near-misses with 300 metre-wide icebergs, and I reckon you'll be left with three things:
Just one word of warning: following her inexorable progress can get addictive...
posted by Plig | 16:17 |
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