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La Gomera January 16th. Geoff Allum (right) and Martin Wood one hour before his departure.

Ocean rower Geoff Allum: "You can still do without a watermaker and GPS, but no one seems to want to"

Posted: Dec 07, 2006 12:28 am EST

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Last week we ran the story about the song Ocean Cloud that UK super group Marillion recorded to tell the tale of Don Allum, a man who rowed across the Atlantic Ocean twice. Don died at age 55 from poor health, refusing to get treatment because, " I have done everything I want to do," he said. Don's cousin Geoff Allum was with him on some of the rows and in an interesting interview with OceanRowing.com, Geoff talked about some pressing problems in modern adventure - the issue of us getting too comfy.There are many examples:...

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