Braam Malherbe and his rowing partner Wayne Robertson’s voyage to Rio has put the two men through quite an arduous time.
The two have been on the open sea for 36 days and recently completed 3 343km of their 6 700km trip.
On day 33, Malherbe explained that the experience so far had definitely been an uncomfortable one.
“As a result of 33 days of cloudy weather, rain squalls and humidity, we have nothing clean or dry to wear. So we are limited to wearing baggies only, and bathing is restricted to half a litre each and two wet wipes. We have to hand-pump the manual desalinator each day because our solar panels don’t receive enough sun to keep the batteries above 60%. It takes 45 minutes to pump 2 litres.”
The pair ran into a dangerous situation when they encountered a vessel, roughly 600-feet long and 105-feet wide, that almost didn’t see them.