Here’s another example of just how monstrous the world’s oceans – in this case, the Pacific – are.
Two women were rescued this week after drifting at sea alone in their crippled boat for five months.
Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava planned a trip from Hawaii to Tahiti aboard their small sailboat, but things started to go wrong almost immediately when one of their cellphones was dropped overboard on Day 1.
A month into the trip, a storm damaged their mast and motor, and from there they were at the mercy of the sea.
Luckily, they’d planned well with a year’s worth of food on board and a water purifier – that needed to be repaired at one point.
There were more storms, shark attacks and the hopeless feeling every time their daily distress calls were met with silence.
Although they says that there were times when they were sure they were done for, their two dogs kept their spirits up.
They looked surprisingly healthy when they were rescued earlier this week (5,000 miles from their intended destination at Tahiti). They were also grateful and philosophical, with Appel saying, “There is a true humility to wondering if today is your last day, if tonight is your last night.”
More details about their insane story HERE.