Not much of the journey remains, before it successfully comes to an end! In the near future, the brave crew members onboard SAGA can honestly claim, that they have rowed across the Atlantic ocean. They are expecting to reach Baracoa, Cuba in 11 days. They have just passed the Virgin Islands, which lay in the Caribbean sea.
- We have passed the 500 mile mark – which is to say we are less than 500 miles out. We are expecting to reach Baracoa in 9 days. The Atlantic ocean is behind us now – been there done that, were the words spoken by the crew on the telephone.
It is extremely warm, as the temperatures on deck reach a staggering 40 degrees celsius daily. Despite this, they have experienced some violent showers occasionally. The temperature in Cuba is around 32 degrees celsius at its warmest.
The Virgin Islands and other nearby islands in the Caribbean sea are exotic, but the crew says these islands are not tempting enough for them to warrant a stop on their journey.
- Even if it is tempting to stop at the islands around us for a nice meal, we are determined to row straight to Baracoa.
Follow the remainder of the courageous journey by Jákup Jacobsen, Jógvan Clementsen, Niclas Olsen and Isaac Giesen on www.rowforwater.org. Please keep in mind, that it is not too late to contribute to our cause.