The Arctic Row Team posted a few updates yesterday, reporting from the cockpit of their rowing vessel that they have reached open ocean.
In other words, they cannot see land at any point around them.
Neal Mueller said this in his audio message, which can be heard in its entirety here.
“We cannot see land at any direction. I’m a little seasick, but it’s pretty nice. We’re floating by these massive Beluga Whales…They’re really inquisitive. They come up right next to the boat. There’s also some seals that come up to the boats…so we’ve got lots of wildlife keeping us busy here.”
On July 20th, the team also checked in after surviving a big Arctic Swell which kept them deadlocked above Yukon.
We’ve written about the Arctic Row in detail here. The team plans to spend about 30 days rowing across the entire Arctic Ocean, from Inuvik, Canada to Provideniya, Russia. That’s 1,300 miles.