"To set records or goals is a mere excuse to step away from the normal expectations of society. In reality although a record may have been the objective, the experience gained through seeking that record becomes the reward. The Atlantic taught many lessons to carry on into life. "
"Rarely can we find the time to get to know ourselves, how would we deal with a situation? What about questioning every action that you take because your life depends on it. If we are stripped of society which parts do we actually need? The answer is very little"
"After discovering the water leak, I spent nine hours stripping the inside of the cabin, removing wet belongings and fixing the leaks. The contents were then secured on deck so as not be washed away. I bailed gallons of water from under the floor and realized that a number of crucial spares had been damaged. Finally I stripped out of my wet clothes and huddled naked on the cabin floor."
"The next time I was able to step on deck safely was nearly 3 days later. That experience was a low but what it did do was make the high that much greater. The full arch of a rainbow, the magnificent storms and huge rolling sea are just magical."
As the security of dry land became a distant memory, the full enormity of what he had committed himself to became apparent: he was surrounded by ocean on all sides, hundreds of miles from home, trapped on a 23ft piece of wood...a warm meal was clearly going to be the least of his worries.
More than just a crossing, ACROSS is an extraordinary account of a life changing decision to row across an ocean that shifts ones' paradigm on risk, motivation, endurance, entreprunership, humanity and the odyssey taking the road less travelled.
# Paperback: 288 pages
# Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 2.4 cm
When Bhavik made the life decision to row across the Atlantic alone, from Spain to the Caribbean, he had no idea how it would all end.
ACROSS follows an incredible journey of courage and determination that changes from a goal to reach land to that of survival.
His unbelievable voyage begins with the battle to leave land resulting in 3 failed attempts and 2 years of preparation lost.
Rowing 4,000 miles from Spain to Antigua, Bhavik recounts his epic 106 day journey. A journey that at times, becomes a living hell, stretching his mind to the breaking point as he deals with with gale force conditions, water leaks, a broken rudder, an Atlantic hurricane season, sharks, extreme isolation, sleep deprivation, muscle fatigue, a near collision with tankers, and finally a capsize.
Pushed physically, psychologically and emotionally to the limit, Bhavik survived without food rations for 2 weeks, lost the few clothes he had, hallucinated, wept, fought,grew a beard and nursed blisters while discovering to focus more on the beauty of the ocean and less on the hardship.
Filmed in visually stunning, high definition video, ACROSS takes you across the brilliant blue waters of the Atlantic, through magnificent storms, sharks encounters, dolphins, whales and monstrous waves. Included in the wealth of extras on the DVD is Bhavik's heartfelt diary.
Region: Region 2 ( DVD formats.)
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Optimum Home Entertainment
Release Date: 24 Jul 2008
Run Time: 150 minutes
Main Language: English