The Reason Why loaded up onto her trailer and leaving Cornwall. She is going to be rowed across the Atlantic Ocean again in 2009 by Jim Houlton and Paul Milnthorpe, and their progress can be followed at www.theatlanticvets.co.uk
This oil on canvas, painted by Paul's brother Keith, records The Reason Why's epic crossing of the Atlantic Ocean - 2nd December 2007 to 27th January 2008. . . (Click on picture to see enlarged version.)
Two Cornish gig rowers, Paul Harris and Steve Gardner, have completed their epic journey of rowing across the Atlantic Ocean in their self-built boat 'The Reason Why'. They started the race on 2nd December 2007 from La Gomera in the Canaries and arrived in English Harbour, Antigua, in the Caribbean in the early hours of Sunday 27th January 2008. Their journey took them a total of 55 days 12 hours and 3 minutes during which time they rowed in 1hr and 2hr shifts, and ate reconstituted food using sea water pumped through a desalinator. Their blog and poems are available to read on their website.