SNAP COMPETITION TIME! – WHEN WILL SIMPSON’S DONKEY HIT DARWIN?!
So the latest is this… Overnight the guys crossed the 2000 nautical miles mark (that’s 3861 kilomtres) and are currently in the thick of the Timor Sea approaching the Troubadour Shoals which are a bit of a landmark in this part of the world.
Before they began, this crossing of the Timor Sea was pin-pointed as one of the most dangerous and unpredicatable parts of the journey, so in hindsight, the stop in Dili was a great decision. Because it has not only given Axe and Charlie a chance to re-charge, but also it gave them the opportunity to grab hold of a great weather window and give Cyclone Blanche a miss (which toar through this area just a few days before Simpson’s Donkey left Dili).
And so now, while the guys have been battling headwinds, enjoying tailwinds, and encountering thunderstorms in the last 24 hours, the thought is in everyone’s minds that it could have been so much worse! As it stands, they’re doing an average of a little over 2 knots and have about 230 nautical miles to go to Darwin… which is all very exciting, because now, that dream which began on January 3 of making it to Darwin is becoming more of a reality every day!
So now it’s SNAP COMP TIME – with 230 natuical miles to go…
WHAT DAY AND TIME DO YOU THINK THEY’RE GOING TO HIT THE BRIGHT LIGHTS OF DARWIN?
In this format pelase… DD/MM/YYYY – 00:00 (DARWIN TIME)
For clues, see above and to help your guessing… see the GPS map at https://axeoneverest.maprogress.com/rowingfromhometohome
Closest answer will get the chance to brag about it for the rest of the journey and possibly get a huge monetary prize or a beer* (*whichever Axe can afford when he arrives in Darwin!).
PHOTO CREDIT: NIKON KEYMISSION 170 #nikon#keymission170
Posted on March 15, 2017, in Rowing Home. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.
18/03/2017 – 14:14 is my guess. Best of luck guys. Paddle Strong!
I hope you are right Brent, but my guess would be 19/03/2017-08:30 in time for a hearty breakfast
19/03/2017 12.00 ..Watch out for those logs in Darwin Harbour.. they maybe munchies