A Dip in the Ocean: Rowing Solo Across the Indian by Sarah Outen

By Sarah Outen

On a daily basis as I pulled the oars in for the evening, staring at the water droplets drip off the blades and again into the sea, I puzzled in any respect the strokes that they had taken and the entire ones left sooner than us ahead of we reached land. hundreds of thousands. thousands, possibly? every one used to be really actually a dip within the ocean.

4,000 miles of unpredictable ocean

500 Chocolate bars

124 days of actual exertion

three Guinness global files set

1 outstanding journey

On 1 April 2009, twenty-three-year-old Sarah Outen launched into a solo voyage around the Indian Ocean in her rowing boat, Dippers. Powered by way of the grief of the unexpected lack of her father and the choice to stay lifestyles to the total, Sarah negotiated wild ocean storms, encounters with whales and the continual possibility of being capsized, wasting 20 kg of her body weight sooner than arriving in Mauritius. She grew to become the 1st girl and the youngest individual to row solo around the Indian Ocean.

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