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March 18, 2007

Final Approach - update at 0930hrs GMT on 18th

LOCATION: Arabian Sea Crossing
Day: 47
Longitude: N:11°38.403'
Latitude: E: 043°09.254'
Heading: 250°M
Wind: variable, Force: calm
Miles total Mumbai - Djibouti: 1,903
Miles from Mumbai: 1,900
Miles to Djibouti: 03

Arrival is imminent! We rendezvoused with Kenny and his support craft at 0900hrs this morning, and Sher is closing the gap to the finish line as I write this. We'll put together a bigger update later today. But in the meantime HUGE thanks to all who have been working behind the scenes to expedite the logistics and safety of the voyage, in particular my father, Cyrus Heerjee and Mr Rajan from the Royal Bombay YC, Kenny Brown, Nathalie Lauwerier, Bruno from Dolphin Tours and Alain Martinet in Djibouti.

Personally I am very relieved to be ending this final voyage without any major dramas such as losing the boat on some godforsaken shore in Somalia! For that I am extremely grateful.

Africa beckons!


Posted on March 18, 2007 11:12 AM


Sher and Jason, Congratulations for completing this leg. I found out about your voyage from the newspapers only after you guys had completed it.
Sher, was nice to you sweating on your pedal boat. when you come back to California please contact me.


Posted by: Jagjit at May 12, 2007 8:37 AM

Hooray on our hero reaching his 5th continent! Good job, boys.

Posted by: tpaulsen [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 20, 2007 2:57 AM

Congratulations on what I can only assume is your successful arrival in Djibouti. Time for a shower, full meal, and cold beer... Well done!

Posted by: tagami [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 19, 2007 5:47 PM

bravo & congratulations, jason, sher & moksha! things were getting tight there for a bit: i was holding my breath! so glad to hear you all are safe and sound.

Posted by: gl. [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 19, 2007 7:39 AM

Your epic is this adventure junkie's dream! Hair-raising drama, extreme hazard, relentless effort, brilliant ingenuity and resourcefulness, emotion-packed updates with intense suspense and a stellar support network. Thanks for sharing. But I fear the hazards ahead are worse to come. Cycling across Ethiopia and Sudan may require a motorized escort following you, like I needed when kayaking across the Amazon delta. I'll visualize the bandit gods being placated for your safe passage.

Posted by: Chris Goulet [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 19, 2007 6:50 AM

jason and sher,
a huge congratulations on completing this most "challenging" leg of the trip. Amazing! and kudos to Moksha for delivering the two of you safely. Enjoy the victory because you sure earned it!!

Posted by: sharon [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 19, 2007 1:55 AM

Fantastic effort, well done. This has got to be one of the greatest adventures of all time and I have followed it all the way!

Cheers, Paul.

Posted by: Paul [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 19, 2007 12:08 AM

Congratulations to you both! Well done! So happy to hear you made it safely! Good work.

Posted by: Crister [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 18, 2007 7:08 PM

Jason and Sher,

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR IMMINENT/SUBSEQUENT ARRIVAL IN DJIBOUTI!!! and on another successful completion of yet one more leg of the journey. My joy and admiration go out to you both for your indomitable courage, vigilance, and faith in people and each other. THREE CHEERS!!!

Posted by: Karl Kaseoru [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 18, 2007 5:01 PM