Log: Swim Pacific

[DAY 10] Roller coaster

I woke up feeling like I had been riding a big roller coaster. Seeker was pitching up and down, we were going upwind and the waves were coming from the same direction as the wind. As a result,planed my morning protein shake came back up and became feed for the fish.

Around noon I forced myself to eat some lunch, a combination of vegetable fried rice, I was able to keep it down but I had to lay down most of the time until we reach our location. By that time it was 4 pm, I put my gears on and as we were getting ready on deck, a little private plane flew over us several times at low altitude. Back in Yokohama, we met a person who asked us to share our positions, he planned on doing a flyover. He had taken with him Dina, Ras and Hannah, our on land crew members who took some pictures and video from the air.

It was a short day in the water, but still nice to be back. Paul stopped me at the end of the day, it was starting to get dark, birds were flying around me and had been following me for awhile. Were they welcoming me back?


10 thoughts on “[DAY 10] Roller coaster

  1. I look forward to your posts everyday. Thank you for writing and sharing the adventure with us!!

  2. Ben,
    Your dedication is very impressive, sailing in rough sea takes away all your energy (…and food out of your stomach?) and still you made progress!!
    Wishing you and the team all the best.

  3. Hi Ben,
    Tough day then!
    We read your words from our apartment and are awazed by this exceptional journey. In parallel, kids are reading « Around the world in 80 days » and « Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea »…
    All the best Ben!

  4. I thought my passing through a typhoon onboard a ship was an adventure until I read of your adventure. Good luck with the effort.

  5. Hello. Ben.
    This is Dr.Fukumashi Orthodontists and private pilot in Yokohama-city.
    We flew 14th Jun. We took off at 14:35,because We were waiting Seeker approaching Ben’s drop position. I guess we should better to take off more 10 minutes delay.
    Anyway We were very exciting ” Especial, Rusmus,Dina and Hannah were screaming”.
    We appreciate Paul’s accuracy position report.

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