Skip to content

Download Alone Across the Pacific Ocean: Three Hundred Days of Rowing by Alex Bellini PDF

By Alex Bellini

Even after crossing the Atlantic ocean on a rowing boat in 2006, Alex Bellini nonetheless felt the urge to problem himself once more. So, on twenty first February 2008, he climbed back into his boat to pass the Pacific ocean on my own, on a trip from Peru to Australia. He had to move 10 time zones, 17,000 km and do greater than five million row strokes. A actual, and particularly psychological, problem. An event that's virtually mythical, during which Alex was once capable by no means to consider thoroughly on my own, due to the consistent help of millions of people who him through the internet, the radio, and particularly the sensation of whole harmony with the encircling ocean. An ocean than used to be no longer continually friendly.

After writing down his recommendations, each day, he made us consider what all this time within the sea, by myself, intended for him: 'it was once as if the area of lands above sea point without warning had disappeared.' certainly, while time turns into never-ending we will comprehend what fairly concerns within the existence on a guy. Alex realized that the price of a guy can't be judged measuring his successes, yet with the desires that maintain him alive. In his publication he additionally tells the affection tale along with his spouse Francesca, that gave him the required braveness to head on, from the land, far-off from him.

About the Author

Alex Bellini was once born in a small mountain village within the Northern a part of Italy, in 1978. In 1999, he's chosen to take part to the ultimate assessments for the Camel Trophy. In 2000 he runs his first marathon in big apple, and in 2001 he participates within the Marathon des Sables, 260 km within the Moroccan desert.In 2002 he runs the Alaska Ultrasport, a working race of greater than six hundred km in Alaska, dragging a survival sledge. In 2003, he participates, once again, to the Alaska Ultrasport, operating 1400 km in 27 days. After makes an attempt, in 2005 Alex turns into the 1st guy to even row around the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic ocean by myself on a rowing boat attaining Fortaleza, (Brazil) after 226 days and 11.000 km. On twenty first February 2008, at the comparable rowing boat, Alex is going down within the navigation background and marks a brand new checklist for the longest profitable rowing of the Pacific ocean with a rowing boat. In 2011, from June 18th to August twenty seventh, Alex runs from l. a. to big apple. seven-hundred hours of operating, a hundred and twenty marathons in 70 days and greater than 5200 km with out a unmarried day without work the line.

Show description

Read Online or Download Alone Across the Pacific Ocean: Three Hundred Days of Rowing Solo Across the Pacific PDF

Similar autobiography books

Possum Living: How to Live Well Without a Job and with (Almost) No Money

Within the Nineteen Seventies Dolly Freed lived of the land airborne dirt and dust affordable and plum effortless. residing of their personal condo on a half-acre lot outdoors of Philadelphia for nearly 5 years, Dolly and her father produced their very own foods and drinks and spent approximately $700 every one in keeping with 12 months. Thirty years later Dolly Freed's Possum residing is as interesting and pertinent because it used to be in 1978.

Warrior: An Autobiography

Israel's most recent major minister as of February 6, 2001, Ariel Sharon is a dynamic and debatable chief. A hero in Israel's wars, possibly the main bold and profitable commander in Israel's striking army background, Sharon has consistently been a warrior, no matter if the enemies have been opposed Arab countries, terrorists, Time journal, or rival politicians.

At Speed: My Life in the Fast Lane

Mark Cavendish is the 1st British bicycle owner to win the travel de France's eco-friendly jersey, the 1st to put on the long-lasting rainbow jersey in virtually 50 years and our in basic terms ever rider to seize the Giro d'Italia issues identify. he's the main prolific sprinter within the Tour's background, and - based on L'Equipe - the simplest sprinter of all time.

Tommyland

I'm Tommy Lee, born Thomas Lee Bass in Athens, Greece, on October three, 1962, and raised in a suburb of California through an American father and a Greek mom. At seventeen, I joined Mötley Crüe and we grew to become one of many baddest-ass rock bands in background. We offered over forty million albums, we wreaked havoc, we scared mom and dad, and we titillated too many fathers' daughters.

Additional info for Alone Across the Pacific Ocean: Three Hundred Days of Rowing Solo Across the Pacific

Sample text

A gap-toothed English governness wrapping me up in some henna-colored cotton roll, saturated with iodine, meant to drive out a cold, setting my skin on fire . . a monster Red Sea lobster, the first I had seen of its kind, drowning into our sweet-water garden fountain, all lashing tail and snapping claws, exhaling nightmares in the sun . . a smiling orderly with mustache waxed straight up, his brass-buckled belt creaking in one hand as with the other he leads a servant girl to the basement, from which her shrieks rise, rise .

He asks. " Faint smiles as I rush out of the room with hot cheeks. Barely five years old, I suffered already from an implacable shyness. More than othersor so I thoughtI dreaded humiliation, and both dread and pride conspired in my need for self-creation, perpetual re-creation. " It helped me slip through my birthrights: language and the clutching blood. Slip? We tear ourselves free. We learn murder in the family, as the ancient Greeks knew, and rehearse the pride of Oedipus before the Sphinx.

He asks. " Faint smiles as I rush out of the room with hot cheeks. Barely five years old, I suffered already from an implacable shyness. More than othersor so I thoughtI dreaded humiliation, and both dread and pride conspired in my need for self-creation, perpetual re-creation. " It helped me slip through my birthrights: language and the clutching blood. Slip? We tear ourselves free. We learn murder in the family, as the ancient Greeks knew, and rehearse the pride of Oedipus before the Sphinx.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.43 of 5 – based on 29 votes