Tuesday 16th (Day 13), 8:30am. Capsized three times last night, each time the sea anchor falls over the tiller. Each time I have to open the stern (rear) cabin, with waves crashing over, lean in and fix the mess, praying I don’t get capsized again while doing it, as that’s where my batteries are. There’s nothing to fasten these big heavy bags down, no hooks, no rings, nothing. I’m annoyed I didn’t think about this before. Failing to prepare is preparing to fail... I’ll have to think of something 🤔. (Day 13) 11:30am, I’ve rearranged everything at the back, stuffed some extra bags in, and used the spare rudder as a bracing wall to stop anything falling onto the tiller arm (steering arm). Hope it works. Getting used to arms only rowing is frustrating, but I’m getting there. (Day 13) 5:30pm. Really starting to notice myself going through the time zones now. I’m staying on UK time, as it’s best for communication. The sun isn’t up until about 8:40am now. And it’s disappearing at around 7:10pm ☀️. No idea what time I’m actually in now. My rowing feels pretty feeble, and my blow up cushion is already flat. I may have to sacrifice one of my fetching purple scatter cushions and increase the stroke pace. Each stroke is still a stroke closer though 🚣‍♂️ 💨. Tracker - https://my.yb.tl/deepblue #soloatlanticrow #3000milerow #bigchange #oceanunite #populationmatters #strive #sealife #virgin #leightons #theprojectpool #propdevcapital #fitforties #justsayyes #explore #love #laugh #live #justrow #pma #boats #sha#shannersexpress #aboveandbeyond #extramile #shanners #barbados #grancanaria
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Sunday 14th Jan (Day 11) 3:15pm. As of last night I have got a blister on the inside of my bottom lip. It was getting bigger, so I was trying to get hold of a medical person for advice. In the meantime, the sea anchor in the stern (back) had fallen over the tiller due to the waves. This pitched the boat to one side. It’s like suddenly driving side on to a motorway. Bang, I was hit by a wave that rolled the boat right over. It would have been ok, but most frustratingly, the rolling seat has no locking system to keep it in place, so it fell out, and it was gone. I now have no seat. So I’m going to have to sit on a cushion and just use my arms. Pretty upset right now. Monday 15th (Day 12) 8:30am, the size and ferocity of the waves never cease to scare me. I talked to Dad last night, and said I was scared. I am. I’m struggling. I must keep going though. As Winston Churchill said, “when you’re going through hell, keep going”. Sorry I’m not taking pics of the nasty times. I’m in survival mode at those moments, and pics are the last thing on my mind. I need to focus on trying to adapt to rowing with just my arms. I still think I can get descent speed if I really work the waves as much as I can, and try to keep a good course. (Day 12) 5pm, I was just carefully about to pour boiling water into the freeze dry food packet (Bijou, yum!) when, you guessed it, a wave comes from the side, which knocks the door into my arm. Boiling water all over my hand. More swearing! It’s cruel out here. Tracker - https://my.yb.tl/deepblue #soloatlanticrow #3000milerow #bigchange #oceanunite #populationmatters #strive #sealife #virgin #leightons #theprojectpool #propdevcapital #fitforties #justsayyes #explore #love #laugh #live #justrow #pma #boats #sha#shannersexpress #aboveandbeyond #extramile #shanners #barbados #grancanaria
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Amazing one...!! Tag and comment your views. #facts #factsofworld
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Sat 13th (day 10) 8am. ‘If I go this fast how long will it take me.’ That’s the recurring question. So, although I don’t complete Day 10 until 6am tomorrow, it’s still a nice round milestone. I’ve kept telling myself it’s going to be 50 days. So I’m 20% done. That’s what I keep telling myself anyway! 😬 3:30pm (day 10) One of the birds nearly landed on the boat today, I think she likes the music. I need to name them. Let’s go for Gladys and Joan (after my late Grandmas). Caught a massive wave earlier, I was on it for about 5 seconds, eyes VERY wide! I got up to 7.4 knots. That’s about 10mph I think. Changed a stuck wheel on my rolling seat too, quite the mechanic! Sunday 14th (day 11) 6am, caught an even bigger wave last night, 10knots 😳!! The voice of Alan Partridge in my ears even went silent (audiobook). I’m heading very west as Charlie told me there are NE winds coming (winds coming from the North East), so I need to stay high for now. Apparently they are very strong winds which will force me South. Not looking forward to fierce seas again 😣. It’s currently pretty punchy, and requiring a lot of attention. Last bit of fresh fruit today, an apple 🍏. Tracker - https://my.yb.tl/deepblue #soloatlanticrow #3000milerow #bigchange #oceanunite #populationmatters #strive #sealife #virgin #leightons #theprojectpool #propdevcapital #fitforties #justsayyes #explore #love #laugh #live #justrow #pma #boats #sha#shannersexpress #aboveandbeyond #extramile #shanners #barbados #grancanaria
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Thursday 5pm (day 8), Jonny was right! Hurrah! Well done Jonny. I’m making water again, but I have to be going slowly, and there has to be sun (battery power). I’m definitely as up and down as these waves emotionally. One minute things are going well, the next minute it’s all falling apart. This afternoon has been good. Water sorted, and nice to jump in the sea and get under the boat too. Not many showers here! I did momentarily forget about the jelly fish though. Sun has really come out. Wind and waves are perfect. Did some really nice surfing all afternoon. The faster you go, the faster you go. Technique makes a big difference, and save energy too. Just want to say I’m seeing all the gorgeous messages. My friends, family, and loved ones.. I LOVE YOU. You’re support is hugely encouraging. I’m a week in now, and probably have 6 weeks to go.... I’m going to do some more rowing. 🚣‍♀️ 😁 💙. Friday 12th (day 9) 6:30pm, had another solid day of rowing so far. Bit of dinner now, then back to it. Getting in the groove...HAPPY FRIDAY XX Tracker - https://my.yb.tl/deepblue #soloatlanticrow #3000milerow #bigchange #oceanunite #populationmatters #strive #sealife #virgin #leightons #theprojectpool #propdevcapital #fitforties #justsayyes #explore #love #laugh #live #justrow #pma #boats #sha#shannersexpress #aboveandbeyond #extramile #shanners #barbados #grancanaria
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Wednesday 10th (day 7) 4:40pm. Was great to be catching waves for some of the morning, until I took a break and tried to send a video on here. Sending a video took me about 3 hours, several conversations, and a very large bill! Oops. Oh well! Nothing is simple out here. May have to stick to pictures from now on. Waves have been great. In the direction I’m going and not too scary. They range from about 4ft- 8ft. Enough to surf. Having said that, I did put a big line of rope at the back of the boat, ready to throw out if it got worse. Something to steady the boat, and possibly grab onto. Don’t worry Mum, I still have my safety harness on. It’s very dangerous when the DelBoy or Trigger overheats, the boat suddenly pitches one way, leaving you side on to these waves. It’s a capsize moment waiting to happen. Had sweet and sour chicken and rice for lunch, with a touch of Tabasco sauce! Still no water 💦. 19:40, prepped for a long windy night. I’m tending to rest a bit more during the day now, as the nights are long and tough. Need energy for them. 💪🏼 Thursday 11th (day 8) 8:30am, tough night last night. 25 knots and way bigger gusts. Boat went onto her side last night. Del Boy and Trigger were hopeless, so was manual all night. I’m exhausted. Making water has proven to be a bloody nightmare. Morning has been lots of conversations, me jumping in the water and checking for blockages, checking all pipes etc. Jonny has said the system needs to be run a specific way to work. So I’m trying that. It’s draining my battery though, and there is no sun so far today. Fingers are crossed. #soloatlanticrow #3000milerow #bigchange #oceanunite #populationmatters #strive #sealife #virgin #leightons #theprojectpool #propdevcapital #fitforties #justsayyes #explore #love #laugh #live #justrow #pma #boats #sha#shannersexpress #aboveandbeyond #stephenshanly #shanners #barbados #grancanaria #winning
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Population matters. Unfortunately it is a conversation we seem to want to avoid like the plague. At 7.6 billion humans as of January 2018 with 353 000 babies being born each day in the world according to UNICEF, we have a serious problem heading our way. Population contributes hugely to Global Warming. Global Warming could mean the 7th mass extinction. Considering the severe weather we have been seeing all over the world, I feel drastic measures should be taken by all governments. Without earth, there won’t be an us. It’s that simple. Something has got to give. If we are as intelligent as we claim, surely we can realise that and find a solution. Money... will be useless when water and food is no longer available. ✌️ #populationcontrol #populationmatters #globalwarming #human #humanity #think #research #solutions #unicef #imwithher🌍 #reducereuserecyle #plantatree #davidattenborough #rightthingtodo #controversialsubject #secular #secularsociety #goodwithoutgod #uptous #standtogether #atheist #humanist #nogodneeded
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I set off across the Atlantic at 6am tomorrow morning. These are my two spare auto steering tillers. I’ve named them Del Boy and Rodney. The one in the boat is Trigger. Come on Trigger, you know it makes sense. https://my.yb.tl/deepblue . . #onlyfoolsandhorses #soloatlanticrow #3000milerow #bigchange #oceanunite #populationmatters #strive #sealife #virgin #leightons #theprojectpool #propdevcapital #fitforties #concept2 #justsayyes #explore #love #laugh #live #justrow #pma #boats #sha#shannersexpress #sharks #aboveandbeyond #stephenshanly #shanners #barbados #grancanaria #winning
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I’m going to be using Instagram during my journey, but if it downloads all my friends pictures every time I turn it on it costs huge amounts of money. So sadly I have to unfollow everyone until I hopefully get to Barbados. . . #soloatlanticrow #3000milerow #bigchange #oceanunite #populationmatters #strive #sealife #virgin #leightons #theprojectpool #propdevcapital #fitforties #cleaning #concept2 #justsayyes #explore #love #laugh #live #justrow #pma #boats #sha#shannersexpress #sharks #aboveandbeyond #stephenshanly #shanners #barbados #grancanaria #winning
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Every 3 days I need to check that subaquatic organisms aren’t growing on the bottom of the boat, as they slow you down massively. Acclimatising to being in the water and cleaning the boat feels sensible. I won’t be alone 🦈 🐟 🐬 . . #soloatlanticrow #3000milerow #bigchange #oceanunite #populationmatters #strive #sealife #virgin #leightons #theprojectpool #propdevcapital #fitforties #cleaning #concept2 #justsayyes #explore #love #laugh #live #justrow #pma #boats #sha#shannersexpress #sharks #aboveandbeyond #stephenshanly #shanners #barbados #grancanaria
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Packing the boat again. Doing nice little day bags of snacks. 😛@pedalthepond boys are here. @anguscollinsbe and @charliepitcher143 crucially steering us in the right direction. 5 days to go 😁 🚣‍♂️ . . #soloatlanticrow #3000milerow #bigchange #oceanunite #populationmatters #strive #nike #virgin #leightons #theprojectpool #propdevcapital #fitforties #trainhard #concept2 #justsayyes #explore #love #laugh #live #justrow #pma #sha#shannersexpress #pushyourself #aboveandbeyond #stephenshanly #shanners #barbados #grancanaria
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🌟🌟 MEET STEPHEN SHANLY ——> @stephenshanly 🌟🌟 . While 13 Rannoch boats are cruising along the Atlantic in this year’s #TWAC2017 race, Stephen is 1 week away from his own Atlantic crossing. . 11 weeks ago Stephen visited Rannoch HQ in Burnham on Crouch, Essex, UK. He told us he wanted to row across the Atlantic. We said great! He said he’d like to row across the Atlantic in 12 weeks. We said GREAT! . ALL SYSTEMS GO!!! 🔧 🗺 🔩🌍 🚣🏼‍♂️📝📖📍🚣🏼‍♂️⚙️ . Stephen in now in Gran Canaria with Charlie & Angus preparing for his solo row. . We’ll be covering more on his story over the next coming days 🎤 🎤. . . Stephen is raising money for @oceanunite and #bigchange. . #rowwithrannoch
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I finally bought my space-traveling capsule today. You never know, considering the situations in several fronts: environmental, political, information, military, nuclear, war, population, psychological, increasing poverty, gendergap, inequality, fascism, racism, dementia, fake news, etc #spacecapsule #spacetravel #spacetimetravels #environment #anthropocene #politicalfront #warfront #informationfront #military #nuclear #increasingpoverty #populationmatters #gendergap #inequality #fascism #racism #ozsomethingelse
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All in the same place 🌎
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Incredibly timeous and well coordinated 15th international dialogue on population and sustainable development - honored to have been a panelist and to share some of the lessons we've learnt in our time advocating for meaningful youth participation and more investment in youth leadership. An incredible privilege to also be amongst some of the most bravest human rights defenders from across the world who find themselves working and serving in conflict, humanitarian and fragile settings but still doing the best they can with the limited resources they have in places like Yemen and Nepal or in incredibly challenging political contexts like Turkey. Lastly, also incredibly proud of my governments department of social development and its population and development unit for being both technocrats and activist where necessary - but never missing a chance to speak up on adolescent and youth sexual reproductive and health rights! Thank you to the German government for hosting us and to all the incredible colleagues, friends and comrades who made this 15th dialogue such an incredible learning experiencing and for working consistently to foster global solidarity for the rights, health and well being of all people; women and girls in particular! 🇩🇪🌍🇿🇦❤️ #15thInternationalDialogue #PopulationMatters #SRHRAfrica #GlobalGoals #GenderEquality #LeavingNoOneBehind #Berlin #SouthAfrica #CivicDiplomacy #GlobalSolidarity #ProgressiveInternationalism #SheDecides #HeForShe #ThisIs23
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Article shared on Population Matters (Facebook). Here are some of the warnings - The amount of fresh water available per head of population worldwide has reduced by 26%. - The number of ocean "dead zones" - places where little can live because of pollution and oxygen starvation - has increased by 75%. - Nearly 300 million acres of forest have been lost, mostly to make way for agricultural land. - Global carbon emissions and average temperatures have shown continued significant increases. - Human population has risen by 35%. - Collectively the number of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and fish in the world has fallen by 29%. #populationmatters #globalwarming #plantatree #iamwithher🌍 #reducereuserecyle #gogreen #goodwithoutgod #nogodneeded #atheist #atheism
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Results of a fascinating study published by @guardian. Exponential population growth has long being known to be a major contributor to climate change and generally putting massive pressures on the planet. This graph demonstrates how much CO2 can be saved per person per year through a range of actions- with having one fewer child having by far the greatest impact. I imagine this is an area of which there are many views and opinions with no easy answer, does anyone have any thoughts? #overpopulation #climatechange
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Manhattan skyline Love or hate our great cities one thing is for sure, they are here to stay. By 2030 it is estimated by the U.N. that 60% of our vast population will call them home. That will be at least 5 Billion people. I took this image from the top of the Empire State Building at sunset. New York, as a visitor I loved it. But how long can our planet continue to provide the resources demanded by so many. Increasingly it seems that population size does matter. #newyork #manhattan #empirestatebuilding #sunset #sky #skyline #urban #city #overpopulation #populationmatters #davidattenborough #lovetheworld #earthcapture #earthpix #nakedplanet #ourplanetdaily #mynikonlife #nikonnofilter #natgeotravel #bbctravel #travel #traveler #welivetoexplore #neverstopexploring #nextgeneration #instadaily #instagood #nikond750 #turningthetide
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---PartB--- Here, i try to make a subjective and brief description about each picture. 1) war, crime, desease and virus, food and clean water crises, environmental pollution, poverty, and global warming are what the next generation will have to endure. 2) as we haven't fixed the problems, "what we have destroyed, you must build again!" is what we implicitly say to them. 3) do we have a child for the sake of the child or for the sake of the systems? - - - #populationmatters #overpopulation #favorite #picture #save #mother #earth
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---partA--- I got these compelling pictures from 'populationmatters' (u can find it on facebook). They expose our impacts on earth and try to ensure that problems the world facing right now are due to our increasing number. - - - #populationmatters #overpopulation #favorite #picture #save #mother #earth
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"...dunia, sudah dihuni cukup banyak orang. Memiliki anak, tak menjamin bahwa semuanya akan membaik. Tapi, untuk mengasuh anak (terlantar) yg menderita sepertimu, berimu kesempatan hidup (layak) di dunia. Dan itu, berarti." - - - #think #be<#before #making #life #your #choice #aware #of #surroundings #don't #be #selfish #adoption #lion2016 #populationmatters #youtube #facebook #child #poverty #orphan #save #babies #antinatalism
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Large population cities at São Paulo state > Macrometrópole Paulista and Ribeirão Preto region 👫👬👭 . . . #cities #citiesforpeople #map#map #mappinglab #map #demography #populationmatters #saopaulo #guarulhos #campinas #sorocaba #saojosedoscampos #ribeiraopreto #data #ibge
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Dick Smith talking population 🌏 people 👣and pitchforks 🔱 #fairgo #dicksmith #pitchforks #populationmatters
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Hello friends!just another guy is back with its another exciting episode "Condom Laga Ke Dekho"...this episode is full of 'Gyan'on condom which you don't want to miss!!! https://youtu.be/flT8wp-gjlA #justanotherguy #webseries2017 #indianwebseries #comedy #show #entertainment #condom #populationmatters #control #instagram #instagramer #instafollow
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Not sure where I heard this, but it was explained that the earth, metaphorically speaking, actually breathes. The Northern Hemisphere has the largest land mass. When it is spring and summer there the oxygen levels rise. When it becomes autumn and winter, the oxygen levels lower, creating the illusion that earth breathes. I just loved that. #imwithher🌍 #reusereducerecycle #populationmatters #humanist #humanism #gogreen #plantatree #earth #savetherhino #renewableenergy #renewables #oceans #stoppolution #🌎🌍🌏
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Taking a much needed week off! Thought I'd share this beautiful quote to start off the week 😊""We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion." Max de Pree #ins#inspirationotes #inspiration #diversitymatters #individual #hippie #lov#lovematters #hippieatheart #nature #inclusion #connect #ancientwisdom #befree #earth #populationmatters #love #understanding #peace #equality
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Seen in Winchester #populationmatters
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1 of the 50 fish we caught last night #slayed#tobescaughtone#sunglassesatnight#populationmatters
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Always look closer! Here's a little teaser of the sculpture we made for the brilliant @popnmatters, exploring the impact of our giant footprint on the planet - check them out here http://bit.ly/2ulLCsV ...Hungry for more? #populationmatters #sculpture #welding #art #design #savetheplanet #env#environment #picoftheday #pictureoftheday #bristol #madeinbristol #wonderfulworldofcods #babies #codsteaks #global #environment #bestpic
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Inspiration Village#canada150#colourpop #chairs#emptyseats#populationmatters
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Like climate change over population is a serious problem too that has to be dealt quickly and with long term objective in mind by adopting measures and precautions that save the planet and human race. Poverty, malnutrition, hunger, violence, disparity can often be associated to countries with huge population and which are either under developed or developing. #worldpopulationday #worldpeace #populationcontrol #populationmatters #overpopulation #planet #live #lifeadvice #motivation #themotivationalmentor #humanity #equality #disparity #seoul #earth
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