And he's off! Photo: Jean-Claude Desanti

And he’s off! Photo: Jean-Claude Desanti

Expedition Update: de Zwart in French Polynesia

Bart de Zwart is currently in the ocean paddling, and he will be until he paddles the 180 miles between Tahiti and Bora Bora in French Polynesia. The Dutchman, who now resides on Maui, is giving updates via his DeLorme inReach system, which his wife is then posting on his blog.

From last night: ” …all good, forgot how much work it is to build up the “bed”, (blow up the mattress construction), attach the outrigger and put on the SUPskin dry suit. Now all is good, puked twice. I am laying in my comfy bed, feel good now…”

And then this morning: ” …had a good sleep, SUPSKIN suit is great, first warm night, packing up and start paddling in 30min…”

Hardcore. Stay tuned for more updates on this journey.

Check out all the gear necessary for an unsupported crossing like this here.

Read his blog here.