Thursday, July 25, 2013

ROWING ICE continues but Charles Hedrich grandstands on details since starting expedition - MAYBE HIS ETA IS 2014?

UPDATE: 20130726

After 24 days of rowing some 850 +/- kms, Charles Hedrich is blocked at the most northern part of Alaska known as Point Barrow with sea ice. When will the ice melt? How long must he wait? Onlu Mother Natures knows and you cannot fool Mother Nature.

Charles will wait until conditions improve before starting to row across Arctic Alaska towards western Canada's McKenzie River where more ice to the east is blocking traditional boat routes to Cambridge Bay.
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Wales - Barrow 1300 km hostile and friendly



What is the true distance between Wales and Barrow? 846 kms
Why would Charles Hedrich mis-state such a simple and well know distance?

BECAUSE HE IS ROWING FOR PUBLICITY?


With a blog site at http://charleshedrich-nordouest.blogspot.fr/?view=flipcard filled with press releases, newspaper and magazine articles it becomes clear why he is rowing - and it is not just for the sporting challenge... it is for the money he asks for interviews and personal appearances be it over satellite phone or in the pictures he sales to the Media... it is obvious this whole stunt is about the money! Who can blame him - its another way to support his family.



So why lie and say the distance from Wales to Barrow is 1300 rather than tell the truth of 846... after all it has taken just 24 days to row it... which means to reach his goal at the Atlantic Ocean's Arctic Circle in Davis Strait, some 4,641 kms distant it is going to take about 130 days - he would be luck to reach the finish line by the end of November 2013... more like December if the sea ice and weather allowed it... only time will tell. But note what has happened during the first 24 days... I predict a lot worse is ahead if he attempts to row south in Baffin Bay to Davis Strait - expect Storm weather with over 20 foot seas and winds reaching 100mph... its going to be one hell of a ride it he makes it.

I STRONGLY SUGGEST HE STOP IN ONE OF THE HAMLETS LIKE CAMBRIDGE BAY, GJOA HAVEN OR POND INLET THEN PUT HIS ROWBOAT NAMED 'ROWING ICE' INTO STORAGE FOR THE WINTER AND RETURN IN 2014 TO COMPLETE HIS GOAL. IF NEEDS BE HE CAN REPEAT AND RETURN IN 2015 IF NECESSARY - NO ONE SAYS YOU HAVE TO MAKE IT IN ONE SEASON... UNLESS THAT IS YOUR GOAL.


WHAT ARE THE TRUE CONDITIONS IN BARROW?


WEATHER FORECAST?  WOULD YOU BE SITTING AT THE CAFE DRINKING COFFEE? NO WAY - CHARLES IS UNDOUBTEDLY ON THE TELEPHONE MAKING MONEY DOING MEDIA INTERVIEWS. HE COULD BE UNDERWAY ALLOWING THE WEST WIND TO PUSH HIM... REMEMBER THIS IS THE ARCTIC - THERE IS NO "BEST TIME" JUST GOOD AND BAD TIMES. NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO SAY THE LEAST... CHARLES WILL REMEMBER THE GOOD TIME HE LOST WHEN EXPERIENCING THE BAD TIMES AND HOPING FOR SOME RELIEF... 

Synopsis...A 982 MB LOW NEAR 79N 130E WILL MOVE NORTHEAST TODAY. A WEATHER FRONT ASSOCIATED WITH THE LOW WILL MOVE TO THE ARCTIC COAST TODAY AND DRAG ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH SAT MORNING. A 1015 MB LOW OVER FAR EAST RUSSIA WILL DRIFT EAST INTO THE CHUKCHI SEA THU WITH A WEATHER FRONT DEVELOPING OVER NORTHWEST ALASKA FRIDAY NIGHT. 

Today: W winds 25 kt diminishing to 20 kt. Rain and snow. 

Tonight: W winds 20 kt. 

Fri: W winds 10 kt. 

Fri Night: W winds 10 kt

Sat: E winds 10 kt. 

Sat Night: SE winds 10 kt. 

Sun: W winds 15 kt. 

Mon: SW winds 20 kt.  

AND WHAT ABOUT THE ICE? 
(SEE THE PIX ABOVE WITH DRIFTING SHORE-BOUND ICE)





Google translation

The fight ice! Hedrich arrived at Point Barrow in the far north of Alaska. It is now in the Beaufort Sea. He has successfully completed the first part of his challenge on moving northwest. In three weeks, he traveled 1,300 KMS rowing on the most dangerous part of the expedition, as he sailed in open water far from shore. Shots with fierce winds and high waves have short manhandled. It overturned several times, he even fell into the water, thrown off the boat in water near freezing. Everything is tempered edge, his clothes his survival suits her down, everything is covered with mold and fungi. This is the first success of arriving at Point Barrow, and the first already. Never a man has traveled such a distance to the train in the most risky polar sector. The girl is waiting for adventure. At this point of his challenge must champing at the bit again. It is ten to Point Barrow and ice had reformed. 20 kms of ice clogging the moment following his path. Charles Hedrich do not know how long the wait will last forced. The shortest possible time, it is on the cards. The boat is drawn on a gray sand beach windswept. Walruses frolic noisily off. Charles would like to break the ice! She'll end up melting anyway ... Christian Bex


BING translationThe struggle of ice! Hedrich arrived at Point Barrow in the extreme north of Alaska.It is now in the Beaufort Sea. He Had just succeeded from the first Time of the Old challenge on the way of the North - West. 3 Weeks, he Travelled 1300 KMS rowed on the Most Dangerous Time of the Old forwarding party, since he sailed in open water, far from the coast.Winds kicked furious with waves tall and short Were it mishandled. It capsized Repeatedly, it is even down to water, thrown out of the boat in a near-zero degree water. Everything is on board, tempered icts survival suits her down, any moldy clothing and is covered with mushrooms. It was a first success to be arrived at Point Barrow, and a first. Never a man Traveled Such a distance rowed this MOST risky polar area. The expectation is daughter of the adventure. At this point in His challenge he must gnaw icts brake again. It's minus ten to point Barrow and the ice reformed. 20 kms from ice for now clog the rest Time of the Old career. Charles Hedrich is not known how long the wait forced Will Last. The shortest time possible, it is good to His wishes. The canoe is drawn on a gray sand beach battered by winds.Walruses Frolic noisily off the coast. Charles Would like to break the ice! Well, It Will Eventually melt all the same ... Christian Bex ( Translated by Bing )

BOTTOM LINE - IT IS 2013 AND BOTH TRANSLATIONS ARE TERRIBLE! HOW ABOUT INVESTING A FEW OF YOUR GOOGLE AND MICROSOFT BILLIONS INTO BETTER ONLINE TRANSLATIONS.





2 comments:

Captain on GREY GOOSE said...

From the weather I'd say Charles is making a good decision to turn "wait-time" into "money" by doing interviews and media events... he is either rowing or talking... either way it is work. Either way he is making revenue... one way or another. I wonder how much the Media will pay him for his story if he has to be rescued? I bet he will ask a lot. Try $1,000,000 for the exclusive detailed story and pictures.

Captain on GREY GOOSE said...

Now that Charles is blocked with sea ice it is time to make more money - get on that telephone and report the terrible weather conditions in Barrow in time to make the weekend edition of the Newspapers across Europe.... go get em!

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