By Abigayle McIntosh
Team Antigua Island Girls are edging closer and closer to their final destination in Hawaii to mark the end of the Pacific Challenge.
In the latest update posted Saturday afternoon, the team indicated they had 500 nautical miles left to go.
Earlier on Saturday they also congratulated team Kiwi Fondue which claimed the title of overall winners and world record holders.
Pacific Discovery, another team, is on the final stretch and the finish line is almost in sight. Row4ALS have safely made it back to the shores of California following their decision to terminate their row.
The other teams continue to brave the vast expanse of the Pacific. Their days, dictated by the rhythm of their oars and changing weather, are filled with both lows and wonders. The journey is physically taxing, and the aches are a constant reminder of the exertion this adventure demands. However, we must remember that recovery, just like the ebb and flow of the ocean, is a part of this journey.
In between their rowing shifts, the teams encounter the beauty of the Pacific, an experience that’s impossible to tell in words. From encounters with dolphins and curious fish to the spectacle of beautiful sunsets and night skies.
When not rowing, the teams attend to the essentials of life at sea – preparing meals, maintaining personal hygiene, taking much-needed rest, and even taking the occasional, refreshing plunge into the ocean.
The Antigua team is rowing to raise funds to establish a home for girls in conflict with the law. People wishing to donate can do so via https://www.gofundme.com/…/team-antigua-island…or Caribbean Union Bank, Acct # 20004631, or call the support team at 268 736-6068.