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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 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 experience that's nearly mythical, within which Alex used to be capable by no means to consider thoroughly by myself, due to the consistent help of millions of people who him through the net, the radio, and particularly the sensation of entire harmony with the encompassing ocean. An ocean than was once now not continuously friendly.

After writing down his concepts, every day, he made us believe what all this time within the sea, on my own, intended for him: 'it used to be as if the area of lands above sea point without warning had disappeared.' certainly, whilst time turns into unending we will comprehend what rather issues within the lifestyles on a guy. Alex realized that the worth of a guy can't be judged measuring his successes, yet with the desires that preserve him alive. In his ebook he additionally tells the affection tale together with his spouse Francesca, that gave him the mandatory braveness to head on, from the land, far-off from him.

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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 exams for the Camel Trophy. In 2000 he runs his first marathon in ny, and in 2001 he participates within the Marathon des Sables, 260 km within the Moroccan desert.In 2002 he runs the Alaska Ultrasport, a operating 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 historical past 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 la to manhattan. seven-hundred hours of operating, one hundred twenty marathons in 70 days and greater than 5200 km with no unmarried break day the line.

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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 move 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, within which Alex used to be capable by no means to believe thoroughly on my own, due to the consistent help of millions of people who him through the net, the radio, and particularly the sensation of whole team spirit with the encompassing ocean. An ocean than was once no longer constantly friendly.

After writing down his innovations, daily, he made us believe what all this time within the sea, by myself, intended for him: 'it was once as if the realm of lands above sea point all of sudden had disappeared. ' certainly, while time turns into unending we can comprehend what fairly issues within the existence on a guy. Alex discovered that the worth of a guy can't be judged measuring his successes, yet with the goals that preserve him alive. In his booklet he additionally tells the affection tale together with his spouse Francesca, that gave him the required braveness to move on, from the land, distant from him.

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The wrecks are shifting in their sandy graves. Mrs. Ciller's 'third' fell into the vat of molten amber in the far kutch, and just stood there like an oiled bird, weeping. She'd cut up her dressing gown, the splendid one from the London store, the only one she'd ever had, to clothe him. Oh wind please chase yourself away. Hyeme malus, aestate molestus, numquam bonus — evil in winter, generous in summer, never good. Wednesday 5 My purple iris has died. Its mass of buds have been bruised and scorched by the salt spray — I've waited three years for these flowers, nurtured the plant from a rhizome pulled from the wild in the ruins of Victoria Dock.

Prospect Cottage has four rooms. I call this room the Spring room; it is my writing room and bedroom, 12ft by 10 of polished tongue and groove with a single window facing the sea. In front of the window is my desk: a simple 18th century elm table. On it is a reading lamp of tarnished copper, two pewter mugs full of stamps, loose change, paperclips, several bottles of ink, and pens, envelopes, scraps of paper on which to make notes for this diary, an iron spittoon used as an ashtray; in the centre a lead tobacco box in the shape of a little Victorian cottage, in which I keep my chequebook and money.

Purple velvet curtains shut out the winter stars. Curry Malet, Somerset 1952 Late one winter's afternoon the stone gable of the old farm collapsed without warning into the yard on a tidal wave of honey, leaving the applescented attic in which my sister and I secretly whiled away rainy days open to the wind and rain. For years playing in the attic had been accompanied by the buzzing of wild bees hidden deep in the old stones; they had nested there as long as anyone could remember, building an enormous comb.

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