Rower ETA

The rowers have traveled about 40 miles so far, which puts them at the far end of the Northwest Passage in about April of 2014.

However, the last 48 hours have been much slower, making their ETA sometime around the year 2047.

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16 Responses to Rower ETA

  1. Fred from Canuckistan says:

    Ice, ice, ice.

    Thick, thick ice.

    Almost makes you feel sorry for these boys. But they have been drinking their own Greenie bath water so long they probably believed they would be rowing through open water every day.

    Nice guys, just clueless.

    They will need to be excited by SAR in about four weeks. When they run out of food.

  2. gator69 says:

    What they lack in speed, they make up for in enthusiasm…

  3. DarrylB says:

    I would like to be around in 2047 to meet them!

  4. DSC says:

    I notice that they are going west to east while early explorers were going east to west. Is there a tactical reason for the starting point?

    • They thought they would be clever and drive around the Beaufort Sea instead of paddling through it.

    • Scott says:

      I would assume it’s because the NW passage, if it opens at all, won’t be open until mid-August or later. And I would guess that the latest melt-out spot is closer to the east endpoint of the trip than to the west. One thing that many in the public don’t realize is that even if/when the NW passage opens, it’s only for a few weeks or so, giving precious little time for things to get done. Conditions get very harsh very fast after the sun goes down.

      Anyways, that’s just my guess and to be honest I haven’t looked at their trip itinerary recently, so it could be totally wrong.

      -Scott

  5. Lance says:

    i’m sure that they will find a 30 foot opening right next to the shore…and paddle like mad to make up lost mileage, then claim it was open water! MSM will drink the cool-aid…

  6. Billy Liar says:

    According to their tracker they haven’t moved in the last 21 hours.

    That may not be true because the tracker sometimes shows a fix every 10 minutes then sometimes nothing for a long time. I wonder whether they actually know how to use the tracker.

  7. Billy Liar says:

    Track Progress: Start/stop tracking at any time using your SPOT device (Additional service required). You can also mark a Reference Point or send Check-in/OK messages from specific locations while in Track Progress mode.

    HOW IT WORKS:
    Once activated, SPOT acquires and sends your GPS coordinates to your SPOT account and, if you choose, Shared Pages and SPOT Adventures Live Maps, automatically every 10 minutes for 24 hours or until canceled. Track Progress must be reengaged to continue beyond a 24 hour tracking session. Creating a SPOT Shared Page allows you to share your GPS route with your friends and family easily in near real time on the web through a personal link. You can make your Shared Page private or public. Your choice! Just share that URL with your friends and family and they can easily track your adventures. You can also link your SPOT Messenger to SPOT Adventures, a social portal, where you can set up a profile and blog with others sharing their SPOT Adventures. On SPOT Adventures, your Shared Pages can stream in a Live Map widget that you can use on your own personal or event sites.

    Maybe the rowers are forgetting to re-engage the tracking after 24 hours.

    • Chewage says:

      That could be, but they do have sat phones as well.
      If they have contact, it could be a beauty of a ploy when they show up at Pond Inlet way ahead of schedule:)

  8. Sundance says:

    Maybe they go back and swap out their row boat for a fossil fuel powered ice breaker? The corporatist green rent seeker sponsoring this silly marketing charade can still claim success due to ice melt. The Pavlovian press is conditioned to drool over the chance to blame everything on climate change and would happily omit the part about using an ice breaker.

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