Adam and his crew have been flooded with support from across North America. Thank you for following the epic journey and for all your encouragement!
Daniel Steenkamp: Guys I am planning n simmilar excursion 2015/16 in the
south atlantic. I think what you are doing is amazing! Looking forward on
your comments and experiences. The team assisting me on the physical side
here in Potchefstroom, South Africa, doen’t quite understand the
performance windows yet. They are use to track and impact sports athletes.
When I told then 40-60 days performance windows…that is just not in their
frame reference:-)))))))..this will be fun!!! enjoy!!
Hi guys, The students at SmoothRockFalls Public School have enjoyed looking
at all the pictures on Facebook and your website. The students really like
all the creatures you have been seeing and catching. They ask if you eat
any of them besides the flying fish? We have set up an Ocean Challenge 7000
where we are walking 7000 laps in our gym to support your row. We have a
chart and at this moment we are ahead of you due to “extreme cold” -35/-40C
snowdays and so indoor recess we walk more. If our weather warms up and
your waves slow down we should cross at the same time. Some of the students
were concerned about the shins and callused hands. They wondered why you do
not wear gloves? Some others wondered what do you do with your time when
you are at anchor? We wish you all the best with this expeditions and look
forward to more great reports and pictures along the way. May the wind and
waves be in your favour. Cheers, Deb Sheehan (I already answered her for
you guys… but you’re welcome to audio blog it if you want -greg)
I’m looking forward to sharing your journey with my class. We’ve been
studying maps and directions and I’m sure they would be so interested in
how you navigate on the water. Although I teach primary students(grade2/3)
I am hoping that they will be able to draw lots of information from your
website and pictures. Good luck, I’ve been in a small boat on the ocean in
Scotland twice and I had such bad seasickness I wanted to jump overboard! I
am in awe of you all.
Take care of yourselves. -Sue Norrie
Robert Hayward: We saw a good piece on your venture on BC TV today. We’re
pulling for you, and wish you the best of luck.
Currie Russel: Hello there folks in the middle of the Atlantic! I saw your
story on CBC News tonight. Greetings from Waterloo, Ontario!
Hi there just seen your profile on the CBC. I will be following, I was not
much into the sport of rowing until my son toolkit up 4 years ago, but many
an early morning, and weekends at the Henly,and few trips to Head of the
Charles in Boston has me hooked. Good luck to you guys -S. brown
Jim Hardy: Just saw you on the cbc national and I look forward reading
about your adventure. You are a very brave group and I wish you a safe
John Van Staveren: Sitting here in Weyburn Saskatchewan in the middle of a
winter storm. Here in middle of the prairies we are far from the ocean.
Just watched the CBC National news and watched the story of some crazy guys
rowing a boat . WOW what an adventure you must be having . I hope you guys
get good weather . I wish you all the best. I cannot believe what it must
be like to be in your boat and not see land . Good luck.
Chewidude C: Hang in there guys, you guys are my inspiration. Good luck.
Hey! My buddy and I are here and we just wanted to wish you guys well on
the high seas! (high ocean?) anyhow… our university is on strike at the
moment so we’ve decided to engage ourselves in this manner instead. First,
we want to know if out on the ocean you guys are experiencing winter like
we are… (it’s cold here in Antigonish, Nova Scotia) Second, what do you
plan to do if there’s a storm? Also… which experiments are you guys
conducting? If you’re conducting several… just tell us about the coolest
ones you’re doing. Good luck and be safe out there! Have fun! -Renee and
Frederick (again, already replied for you)
Louise Harris: Flying fish are delicious.
Carol Carson: Just saw the news story about your expedition on CBC and
wanted to wish you well. I’m a retired teacher. My grandfather (never met
him as he died before I was born) was a Newfoundland fisherman with a
schooner called “The Nelson”. I blogged about his story here. I’ll be
following you on twitter and reading your blog (for my own education).
Thank you for your sense of adventure and for your commitment to the
preservation of our planet and the wildlife in it. (I once swam with a
beluga whale (a lifetime highlight) and blogged about that here Again, my
very best to all of you!
Julien Matteau: Hey guys, I just saw your feature on CBC’s The National.
Your doing incredible things for the sport but also for our planet and I
hope you have a safe journey! Keep it up! -Julien Matteau, Burlington,
Lloyd Charney: I just heard about your expedition from CBC tv while living
in Mazatlan Mexico for 6 months. A world of communication. I live in BC
Canada. Do you fish in order to supplement your food? How do you stay warm
and out of the weather? Do you think early man crossed the ocean from where
you started in order to settle in America before 15000 BC??. Most
scientists conclude early man crossed over from the Arctic but I think he
might also have sailed from Africa. As you know Florida had a million or
more people in the area when de Soto first arrived and the Amazon and Peru
were well established so maybe there was also a water path to America. Hope
to hear from you. Keep up your spirits and stay dry. -Lloyd (I answered
him, you can too if you want)
Ron Realtor: WOW! I just saw your gutsy adventure on the high seas on CBC
TV and commend you on your bravery to accomplish such an enduring task. I
hope the entertainment and food on your cruise meets with the standard 5
star endorsement on an Atlantic crossing. lol I am looking forward to
seeing your continued progress on the web. May God bless and protect
Hi guys, I just saw the report on your great adventure on the CBC National
News. Wow! What an adventure you’re on. What I wouldn’t give to be with
you. But I’m afraid at my mid-seventies age I wouldn’t be much use. My mind
boggles at the hi-tech gadgetry you have aboard to do your experiments and
communicate with all us stay-at-homes. But the important question is: Can
you get and watch your favourite NHL teams. After all, setting out in the
winter might otherwise cut you off from much of what is really important!!! A
last question: Do you get any clear weather? After all Chris Hatfield is
passing over us several time a day, and if you knew where to look you might
see the Space Station. Two adventurous undertakings able to see something
of the other, would add an interesting side light to your blogging!! Anyway,
if you’ve read this far in my blathering, you obviously don’t have enough
to do! Bon voyage and smooth sailing (rowing). My best wishes to you, Peter
Botham, Kamloops (answered him in my voice, so you can too if you want)
Daniel Poggi: Hi guys. I don’t know what I can say other than others have
already said. I saw the story on the National. What an incredible
adventure. I can’t quite imagine what you’re going to experience. That
said, I’ll be following your every bobble. Have a great trip. Best
Tom Beazley: Guys, Just seen your adventure on ” The National ” and just
wanted to tell you, not that you need to know, how Incredibly brave you all
are. The middle of the ocean must be a lonely place but rest assure Many,
Many Canadians are with you. Take the good with the bad and let your
courage steer you home. All the best, We will be following you daily. Tom
Delores Brown: Awesome guys !!!!! God be with you on your adventure. Just
wondering if you will be stopping at any Caribbean Islands, namely Barbados.
God Bless, Delores (answered her)
Mark Mc Shane: Very interesting and good luck. May the winds be alaways at
Betty Traverse: I bet you guys see a beautiful sight and do you see any
other boats or ships around? Take care and god bless 🙂 (answered her)
Nejma Marquet: Joyeuse Saint Valentin aux 4 plus belles et extraordinaires
créatures de l’Atlantique! (Happy Valentine’s Day to the 4 most beautiful
and amazing creatures of the Atlantic!
Russell Flower: I’m a retired guy living outside of Victoria. I’ve done a
lot of boating here on the west coast – sail, power, member of Marine SAR,
etc. Have to admit that I would not be comfortable without “the hard stuff”
in view. Must say I admire you guys for your endeavour & look forward to
updates from CBC and yourselves, if possible. Russ
John Wright: And to think that some believe the age of adventure is long
past! I have to say that you fellows have more balls than a Christmas tree.
You would have to go back to the late 1940s and to Thor Heyerdahl’s Kon
Tiki expedition to observe such a trek. All the best to you. Cheers, John
—> I followed up with him saying that was a kick ass comment and he said: My
wife and I have walked around at high altitudes in Peru but we are not good
water persons. We get nauseous when we at sea. And, I don’t like to be out
of sight of land. So what you fellows are doing is right up there with
Mallory and Sandy Irvine when they attempted to climb Everest in the late
1930s. I am cure you will be successful and so the best of luck to you all.
Cheers, John Wright
Gordon Mason: Hi I sent a message in another part but concerned about the
bow going under when go down one wave and hit a cap over on the next one
and are you strapped in. -Gord (answered him)
Larry Crook: Fabulous adventure and learning site. Thanks for bringing my
family along with you on your journey
Julie Gedeon: Hi Crew: I’m in awe of your curiosity and courage. Safe
journey! I’ll be tracking your progress. – Julie
Ben Lee: Keep it up Fellas – stay brave! The guys at the Ballard Stallion
Station are rooting for you! So proud of you all.
Alice Ann Brook: Reading your blog with anticipation. Prayers for a safe