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SHORT MESSAGES FROM ERDEN ERUÇ
May 2, 10:20GMT 12NM TO EXIT CHANNEL. WIND SSE 5-10KT. BLEW SSE ALL NIGHT. SLEPT 4HRS TOTAL. FEELING GOOD. ERDEN
            18:01GMT MAY 2 1800GMT-1300LOCAL 15:43N 61:29W EXIT CHANNEL BETWEEN DOMINICA AND GUADELOUPE. I PASSED 5 N/MILES NORTH OF DOMINICA. IN CARRIBEAN SEA. HEADING : LIMON, COSTA RICA. BEST. ERDEN
            19:00GMT SO IT IS OFFICIAL: I HAVE BEEN BENIGHTED WITH THE RARE "OCEANROWER" TITLE! YEY! :-) ERDEN

May 1, 00:20GMT DANE OK WITH CONTINUING. WILL PUSH PAST DOMINICA WITHIN 36-48HRS AND WILL AIM WSW TOWARD 14N SOONEST. ERDEN
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Apr 30, 21:19GMT TALK SCHEDULED WITH DANE CLARK TONIGHT. MY PILOT CHART OK IN MAY IN CARIBBEAN SEA. IF DANE 50/50
                       COMFORTABLE I PUSH WEST. ERDEN

            21:23GMT THERE IS A MARINA AT RIVIERE FRANCE - SW CORNER OF GUADELOUPE. 15:59N 61:43.25W RESCUE BOAT AVAILABLE
                          . OPTION TO STOP. ERDEN

Apr 29, 10:11GMT RAPIDLY MOVING NW. WILL ATTEMPT TO PASS N-SIDE OF DOMINICA ISLAND. ERDEN
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            13:25 GMT I AM DOING NOTHING AND THIS BOAT IS MOVING AT 2.5-4KT DUE WNW. UNREAL. I HAVE SE WIND SUNDAY ALSO.
                       NOT SURE IF I SHOULD BE HAPPY ABOUT THIS! ERDEN
            14:04GMT  LARGE LOW NR BRMD FORECAST TO MOVE SE KILLING BRMD RDG. SEVERAL DAYS OF SE WIND FOR ME, SAYS DANE
                       CLARK...
            22:02GMT I WILL GET PAST ISLANDS, AND PUSH ON FOR MAINLAND : LIMON HOPEFULLY. MEXICO? TEXAS? WIND/CURRENT/SEA
                      WILL SHOW. ERDEN

Apr 28, 22:22GMT LOOKS LIKE AVOIDING DOMINICA IS BECOMING D PROBLEM DU JOUR! WE SHELL SEE. ERDEN

Apr 27,  22:39GMT  NO LANDING AT ST LUCIA. WILL GO THRU DOMINICA CHANNEL N-SIDE OF MARTINIQUE. 5 DAYS TO CARIBBEAN SEA I RECKON. ERDEN


Apr 26, 15:51GMT WIND AND CURRENT RESULTING IN TRAVEL DUE WEST. MAY PASS N-SIDE OF MARTINIQUE NON-STOP. WILL SEE WHAT WIND DOES NEXT 2-3 DAYS. ERDEN
            20:36GMT ALL DAY GOT ESE-WIND FROM PORT REAR QUARTER. MANAGED TRAVEL DUE WEST. HAVING HARD TIME GOING SW. HOPING FOR A NE-WIND! ERDEN
            20:39GMT PEOPLE ARE ON STANDBY TO RECEIVE ME OFFICIALLY AT ST LUCIA AND TO ARRANGE PRESS PRESENCE. I HOPE I MAKE IT BUT ITS SLOW ROWING ACROSS WIND AND CURRENT :-( ERDEN

Apr 25, 20:19GMT 250NM LEFT. WILL CROSS 15N NEAR 57W TONIGHT. AIMING FOR ST LUCIA, LOOKS POSSIBLE. ELSE WILL STOP AT SOUTH-END OF MARTINIQUE. ERDEN

Apr 21,  16:43GMT GOT E10 WIND. MAKING HEADWAY SW. ALREADY BACK DOWN TO 15:46 FROM 16:04N. ST-LUCIA LANDING LOOKS PROMISING. ERDEN

Apr 18, 10:08GMT WELL, 3RD NIGHT ON SEA-ANCHOR. NORTH-DRIFT AT NIGHT, LITTLE WEST-PROGRESS DAYTIME. TEST OF PATIENCE! ERDEN

Apr 08, 21:01GMT MEETING IDEA WITH SERGE CANCELLED AFTER CONSIDERING WIND AND CURRENT. NICE THOUGHT, GOOD TRY. ERDEN

Apr 08, 17:49GMT WILL TRY TO MEET WITH SERGE. CONVERGING TO 15:55N WITH HIM. ERDEN

Apr 03, 10:53GMT BEAUTIFUL DAY. ESE WIND. GETTING A BIT OF WNW TRAVEL. LATER NE-ENE WINDS TO COME, SHOULD TAKE THAT AWAY. STRATEGICALLY I THINK I AM OK. ERDEN
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Mar 24, 17:00GMT I WAS PLEASED AND RELIEVED TO HEAR THAT KENNETH IS DOING BETTER. WE ARE ALL ROWING WITH FOUNDATION HE PROVIDED. PLEASE MAKE SURE HE KNOWS I AM THANKFUL. BEST. ERDEN

Mar 22, 16:05GMT MALCOLM SYKES WROTE ME THAT KENNETH HAS STRUGGLES WITH HIS HEART. WISH HIM BETTER HEALTH, SPEEDY RECOVERY AND STRENGTH TO ALL AT ORS - YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS IN THE ATLANTIC. ERDEN

Mar 21, 14:49GMT CAME TO AN INTERSECTION FEW DAYS AGO WHERE THERE WAS A RIGHT-TURN-ONLY SIGN :-) ALL WELL. WILL STAY AT 15-16N ANOTHER 500NM, THEN DROP 14N. ERDEN

Mar 18, 15:43GMT PULLED IN A 30-40LB TUNA(?) AS LONG AS MY ARM, NICE ROUND 3HRS TO PREPARE. HOPE PARTS SALTED DON'T GO TO WASTE. GREAT 10-15KT EAST WIND TODAY. ERDEN

Mar 17, 15:12GMT 10-15KT E-NE TODAY. NICE ROWING AT 3KT AVERAGE. I'M HAPPY! ERDEN

Mar 16, 17:55GMT GOT SOME E-NE FOR 36HRS. NW BACK TO N-NE. ANNOYED! ELSE ALL OK. ERDEN

Mar 09, 17:56GMT AFTER THE KETTLES, GOOD KARMA OF THIS BOAT REMAINS: WILL CONFIRM LATER - DAD AT 73YRS MAY JOIN ME AT ST LUCIA. BAD BACK, CAN'T ROW, BUT GOOD COMPANY! ERDEN

Mar 05, 14:50GMT STEADY 25KT E-NE THIS SIDE OF 20N! T TOLD ME SO :-) THIS MORNING MSRD 29.8KT - SCARY SLIPPING! ERDEN

Mar 01, 12:30pm DRAMA QUEEN HERE! :-)  WATERMAKER STILL WORKING - TURNED ON FINE TODAY. THERE IS GOOD CHANCE IT WILL KEEP WORKING FINE. REQUIRED MULTIPLE TRIES TO BLEED OUT AIR. ERDEN
 
▲ MARCH ▲
 
Feb 28, 04:20pm: TINKERED AND GOT WATERMAKER TO WORK. FILLING ALL CONTAINERS RIGHT NOW! HOPEFULLY IT WILL BEHAVE FROM HERE ON. ERDEN.

Feb 27, 9:00pm: BELIEVE CAPE VERDE NOT POSSIBLE. HEADING FOR ST LUCIA.
ACTION PLAN IN ORDER: 1.PUR06 2.100LT BALLAST GOOD FOR 30 DAYS 3.REPLENISH FROM OTHER VESSELS. ERDEN


Feb 27, 6:00pm: MY BACK IS STRONG N HOLDING. FINALLY THIS PM WIND-WAVE-CURRENT AGREED AND I WAS MOVING. ROUTINE NEXT WEEK  WILL INCLUDE SURVIVOR HAND-PUMPNG 1-2 HR/DAY. ERDEN

Feb 27, 12:00pm: WATERMAKER ACTING UP. DON'T KNOW IF IT BLW N OPERATING AGAIN, NEVER FIXED 1 MYSELF. IT WILL SUCK 2 HAND-PUMP WATER AGAIN FOR 60 DAYS TO ST LUCIA. DEPRESSED. ERDEN

Feb 25: I'M TOLD NEXT WEEK WINDS N-NE 20 KNOTS. I WILL BE AT 20N IN A FEW DAYS. HOPEFULLY IT WONT BE TOO HARD. WILL  AIM FOR ST LUCIA AFTERWARD. ALL OK. ERDEN

Feb 16: HAD A GOOD DAY TODAY. BACK BE OK IN 3-4 DAYS. WIND-WAVE REASONABLE, LETTING BOAT RUN FREE TONIGHT. ERDEN

Feb 15: ANOTHER 2 DAYS, I WILL START PUSHING MY BACK. SUNRISE/SET ROW THEN SEA-ANCHOR WHEN RESTING. WINDS TOO HIGH FOR 'SLEEP RUNNING'. E.

Feb 11: BACK SORE. NOT DEBILITATED. ROWED 2HRS TODAY 2TEST WITH N WINDS, NW WAVES. RESTING AGAIN. ERDEN.

Feb 10: TRYING DROGUE NW TO SEE IF SAFE RUN. ELS BACK TO SEA-ANKR. ERDEN.

Feb 06: winds s-sw increasing tomorrow, wind/seas bilding most of wk, gusts gale force possible, squalls
            GOT PROBLEM SINCE DAY 1. FRIED AN ADAPTER CABLE. NO EMAIL - JUST SMS  2 REACH ME. FYI.  ERDEN
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