Photograph: Werner Schmidt

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Interview With Sylvia Cook!

For all of you readers of HTBS who have enjoyed the entries about John Fairfax, today The Daily Telegraph’s travel section has a real treat for you: an interview with Sylvia Cook, the woman who helped Fairfax prepare for his solo-row across the Atlantic in 1969, and then two years later rowed with him from San Francisco to Australia. Four days shy of a year, Fairfax and Cook rowed across the Pacific Ocean and were struck by all kinds of terrible disasters. Why did she accompany him on this trip? For love, she says. Read this wonderful article here.

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