Pacific Odyssey - Trans North Pacific Row

Vessel Name: Crackers
Vessel Make/Model: Ocean Rower
Hailing Port: Poole, Dorset UK
Crew: Tim Welford, Dom Mee
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In May of 2001 the crew of 'Crackers' will set out from Choshi, a small fishing village north of Tokyo, Japan. They will head out into the vast emptiness of the north Pacific Ocean on a great circle route towards the western shore of the United States some 5000 miles distant. They have to reach [...]
31 December 2001 | Exmouth, Devon, UK
10 October 2001 | The Blue Boar, Poole, Dorset UK
22 September 2001 | Los Angeles
18 September 2001 | Lat: 43 33.56' N Long: 146 53.08' W
13 September 2001 | 43 11.84' N, 150 06.40' W
07 September 2001 | 42 56.92' N, 153 16.00' W
30 August 2001 | 42 46.96' N, 157 04.20' W
21 August 2001 | Lat: 44 42.32' N - Long: 165 31.08' W
15 August 2001 | Just past halfway!
01 August 2001 | International Dateline, N Pacific
25 July 2001 | Pacific
18 July 2001 | North Pacific
10 July 2001 | Pacific
05 July 2001 | Somewhere wet, windy and soggy
27 June 2001 | Pacific
20 June 2001 | 33 degs 45 N 162 degs 31 E
06 June 2001 | 158 Degrees E
30 May 2001 | Pacific
Recent Blog Posts
31 December 2001 | Exmouth, Devon, UK

Happy New Year!

What a year it has been, after being on dry land since September it's hard to believe that Tim and I were once rowing the Pacific. We are now preparing for the London Boat Show starting on the 3rd of January 2002, the last time we attended the show was last January along with 'Crackers'.

10 October 2001 | The Blue Boar, Poole, Dorset UK

Reflection

As you all now know, our North Pacific Unsupported rowing attempt came to a disastrous end when we were damaged and capsized beyond repair by an American fishing vessel. Now with our feet firmly on dry land and having got over the 'lucky to be alive' feeling we have to look at the positive aspects of [...]

22 September 2001 | Los Angeles

Rescued

As you know by now, Pacific Odyssey has come to a dramatic and premature end. The Tuna fishing vessel 'Judy S' collided with Crackers cutting the hull virtually in two, throwing Dom into the sea and leaving me trapped in the upturned hull. After getting out we were taken aboard the Judy S and amanged [...]

Amongst Dolphins

06 June 2001 | 158 Degrees E
Tim
Dolphins are very like the two Pandas on the KitKat advert. The minute a camera comes out they all disappear! Believe it or not there are about 200 jumping around the boat whilst this picture is being taken. Dom is desparately trying to catch them. We have had more luck with the video. We have had a good few days as you can see on the X plot. Wind more or less in the right direction and achieved some good mileage. From all of the messages we have been sent via the website it sounds like summer has taken a grip of the UK. I wish it would here, we have a good bit of sun but cold winds especially when Northerly. We have had a few very tired nights rowing beam on to the waves which takes it out of us. It also slams into the hull and soaks the on watch rower. We took a small rogue wave through the back hatch last week, enough to soak all of our bedding, grim damp soggy night! Dom is rowing at the moment and singing along quite happily to Dolly Parton. I can't get the hat and bandanna off him and he insists on crying Yee Har cowboy when it's my turn on the oars. Strange lad! Keep the messages coming, the funnies are great boost to Morale. Nobby, I see you still cant spell, Cheers Blood, we'll post him the boat back, Good luck with the plans Phil, but think abaout your back. It takes a hammering in the cabin!. All the best Tim and Dom.

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