Day Seventeen: Pacific Ocean
Day seventeen brings us more ocean, amazing wildlife and another great effort by the team. Travelling above the daily target, the crew managed 1551km today. Over the past seventeen days so far we’ve been lucky to see such an interesting and wide range of cultures, landscapes and wildlife. Even over the last couple of day, being stuck in the middle of the ocean makes you appreciate it even more.
There have been some signs of slowing in the last couple of days, but we’re still well ahead of target and we’re confident that things will pick up again as the weather returns. Its been a huge effort so far, which has been matched by your generous donations to MSF via the Just Giving page here. We’ve now raised over £7k which is fantastic and nearly 75% of our target. Please help us get there!
San Ambrosio, Islote González, San Félix and Roca Catedral are the four islands that make up the Desventuradas Islands – meaning the “Islands of the Unfortunate Ones.” Fortunately, for our team of riders, this will be one of the last days out in the Pacific Ocean, the largest leg of the journey. Desventuradas Islands are unique, encapsulated in the north-flowing Humboldt Current, which gives the islands a unique biodiversity of life with many marine species being found nowhere else on Earth.
In 2016, the Chilean government announced that they had created the Nazca-Desventuradas Marine Park, the biggest marine reserve in the Americas, protecting the Islands and hundreds of miles of ocean.
The Pacific Journey
As say goodbye to the Pacific, lets recap on what we’ve seen and learnt over this epic stretch of water.
- Day Eleven – The Antipodes Islands and Muscle Finesse
- Day Twelve – Half way
- Day Thirteen – Rowing
- Day Fourteen – Mental Health
- Day Fifteen – Ocean Pollution and sustainability
- Day Sixteen – MSF and Rapa Nui
Distance Travelled: 29,552km
Journey Finished: 71.95%
Money Raised: £7,205
Countries Visited: 18 Countries
Day 17 Leader Board
- Kimberley Langley – 137.2km
- Dan Cumberworth – 121.35km
- Darren Fox – 110.23km
Find out more
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Keep updated along the way with Instagram here and track our daily progress on our map below too.