The steering rudder is broken
THE STEERING RUDDER!!! June has started, 6 months since I left Malaysia. Equipment and some parts of the body are starting a protest! 5 days ago a metal binding broke, which holds the steering rudder at the required angle. You know, I wasn’t diplomatic when I saw this. I can steer a bit with the oars, but the steering rudder does the main job! Total fu**! It had taken so many waves, and it had not broken down, but it was moving back and forth with every wave. I’m really surprised at how much I managed to fix it and secure it with a rope! It still has backlash/a bit of movement but it works! The steering rudder is the main player in both rowing and while I’m sleeping, especially in such a side-wind!
Now under the waist… Yes, my butt has suffered a lot! No, there are no furuncles, but on the side-wave you are salty-wet and rubbing your skin 16-18 h per day against a sliding bench, it begins to rub sores, small wounds, where the salt goes in. Unpleasant, but somehow we have to get ahead! I resumed my Atlantic Ocean trick – standing rowing. At the beginning, the movements are rusted, but yesterday I rowed that way mostly.
Who managed to join from the 1K km? It is 892 km till Africa!
Let’s not forget the Hospice charity we are raising fonds to, please, take a look – airemaju.lv
With me on this expedition:
Depo Latvia, SB Siltumtehnika, Turkish Airlines, AIROS, BeweShip Latvia, veikals Ceļotājs, Sportland, the Northface, Garmin latvija, Watex ūdens filtri, Hansael, Prestol, Rare darbnīca, Veggy crush, go pro latvija, radio SWH, Hospiss LV, OSM crew managememt Latvia.