The Working Space


The solo sailor spends much of the time on deck or in the cockpit. The broad uncluttered deck space of Barrabas was changed almost as much as the below deck spaces. In addition to a liferaft, Adrian also carried on deck a rigid boat that could be sailed or rowed and was equipped with special rations and supplies for escape in the event of Barrabas sinking or becoming trapped in the ice. Once into the Arctic waters of the Russian Northern Sea route survival without such equipment is counted in minutes.

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