Penny For Them......

Aleix Gelabert (One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton):

"Hello,

We are in the middle of the Indian Ocean. We are harder to find than a needle in a haystack ... Here, although we are two, we spent many hours alone, because sometimes when you're awake the other sleeps and rests of the previous guard ... That makes us much time to think.

Emails from the boats FEB 14, 2015 13:29

And what we thinking about? In my case I think of many things, I would say I never stop thinking about things ... You're always focused on the One Planet, Once Ocean & Pharmaton, whether the conditions are right to drive the boat by hand as if they are not and it s driven by the autopilot and you will limit yourself to trim the sails or go regulating the parameters of the pilot to always walk to the fullest. But the truth is that I have much time to think. I think of Natàlia and Nil, what do they do, what we would do if I was there, I think what my friends will do when I arrive, what activities will we do together, running, cycling, mountain ... I think about the travel I've not done and want to do and lately I’m think about food... Do not know why, in recent emails everyone speaks of calçotades (tipical catalan food), homemade meals, restaurants to eat and avocado usually cook at home and thing we can not eat here in the boat... like an Spanish omelette, chicken nuggets or grilled artichokes ... hmmm ... Yummy!

Sometimes I get carried away by the imagination and try to imagine the arrival in Barcelona. The truth, yet I see very far, we have not even reached the half of the way! But now and then it comes to my mind ... How will I feel? When will we get there? During the day? During the night? What we have to do? And then my rational side begin to think about the different obligations to which we are committed with the scientific community and with ourselves: we must go to the hospital to get tested? Yes, we have to sleep there ... Can we sleep for a long time after more than three months of guards sleeping three hours? Can we rest? And the next day? What will happen the day after the next day? I imagine we will end up returning to One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton to pick and prepare to be disassembled and checked and take stock of the state to which anyone can keep browsing, later, with him ... And then? I imagine a period of reflection and analysis of how it went the regatta, with the collection of data, and thinking about the future, new challenges and new races, new projects, this does not end with the arrival, this starts when we come!

As you see I'm fine distracted. The truth is that I am not alone. In any case I feel isolated from the world, from the daily hectic city. Here the days are different and similar par with one another, but I do not feel alone, I feel accompanied. Accompanied by Didac, by the One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton, by the thoughts of everyone who is following and supporting us every day and which I know are many and more and more and more.

Greetings from a remote location in the Indian Ocean

44º29'513S - 104º26'332E 

Aleix Gelabert 

One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton

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44º29'513S - 104º26'332E 

Aleix Gelabert 
One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton