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 go the Pacific ocean by myself, on a trip from Peru to Australia. He had to go 10 time zones, 17,000 km and do greater than five million row strokes. A actual, and particularly psychological, problem. An event that's nearly mythical, during which Alex used to be capable by no means to believe thoroughly by myself, due to the consistent aid of hundreds of thousands of people who him through the internet, the radio, and particularly the sensation of entire cohesion with the encircling ocean. An ocean than used to be now not constantly pleasant.
After writing down his options, day by day, he made us think what all this time within the sea, on my own, intended for him: “it was once as if the realm of lands above sea point unexpectedly had disappeared.” certainly, whilst time turns into unending we can comprehend what quite concerns within the existence on a guy. Alex discovered that the price of a guy can't be judged measuring his successes, yet with the desires that continue him alive. In his booklet he additionally tells the affection tale along with his spouse Francesca, that gave him the required braveness to move on, from the land, far-off from him.
About the Author
Alex Bellini used to be 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 on my own on a rowing boat achieving 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 heritage and marks a brand new checklist for the longest winning rowing of the Pacific ocean with a rowing boat.
In 2011, from June 18th to August twenty seventh, Alex runs from l. a. to long island. 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.
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I used any item which may carry water, the pan for heating up my foodstuff and water bottles, to collect small quantities of rain to exploit for cooking and combing my enamel. It tasted a section salty, however it wasn’t too tense. The rainwater was once very invaluable for one more cause. It enable me rinse my outfits and wash the saltwater off of my epidermis. relatively lower than my armpits, among my legs and in all of my body’s folds the place it made my pores and skin itchy and aggravated. together with the water I drank and i used to prepare dinner, I used approximately and a part gallons of water an afternoon. It took me 3 hours each night to desalinate that quantity with my handbook equipment. So each drop of rain I accumulated intended very much to me. I continuously attempted to save some it. I had slowly gotten used to consuming much less of it than i wished. The desalinator was once a tool like a tube with a metal arm at the finish that served as a pump. by way of inverse osmosis, the water used to be pumped inside of a really skinny membrane and the variation in strain made the salt remain contained in the membrane and be instantly expelled with a tube. operating this mechanism used to be consistently particularly tiring. So there have been many days during which, rather than desalinating the water by means of hand, I hooked up the pump with its metal arm to my sliding seat. This allow me desalinate a few water utilizing much much less power. The water that it made used to be natural and fresh, with out the slightest style of salt. I wouldn’t were capable of inform the variation from bottled mineral water. the single nuisance was once that I drank merely room-temperature water. On these days while i used to be rowing via particularly warm waters, as much as seventy five levels F, it was once a piece disgusting. I can’t let you know what i might have given for a funky drink. On very warm days, whilst the afternoon solar beat challenging, my have to drink skyrocketed and and a part gallons was once usually no longer sufficient. I appeared round me in any respect the salt water that slid lower than my keel grasping to make it mine. It used to be merciless that I couldn’t simply bend down and drink all of it. I concentrated my rowing within the hours among sunrise and nightfall. even if, now not once in a while, while stipulations have been rather favorable, I saved on rowing overdue into the evening. notwithstanding within the night, it was once nice as a way to row with no the sun’s oppressive warmth, the tiredness that outfitted up over lengthy evening hours didn't constantly justify the small distance I lined. You needed to have an enormous quantity of tolerance for frustration to make it via an evening of rowing. The hours continuously handed excruciatingly slowly and monotonously. battling off sleepiness can be a significant problem. but, those moments have been additionally choked with robust feelings too. The darkish of the evening made me suppose in the direction of the sky and the darkness opened my eyes to unknown worlds whose life used to be hidden from me within the mild of the day. The water shone with minuscule lifestyles kinds. surprising flashes like lightening within the sky lit up its intensity. At these moments i presumed how i really knew just a tiny sliver of the ocean regardless of the various weeks I had spent in shut touch with it.