Conquering the Atlantic

This book was given to me as a birthday present a few weeks back and I found it an exciting and riveting read. Just could not put it down. It charts the story of Ben Fogle and James Cracknell crossing the Atlantic and their brutal honesty is appealing. Two men, very different in outlook and approach, joined together as a team. Their motivations were different, the challenges similar but the determination to succeed in both men was extraordinary. Both men learned a great deal about themselves with Cracknell (an olympian) seeing his desire for competition as necessary to his life rather than Olympic Rowing was quite an eye opener for him and one that has since changed the direction in his life. Both men showed great guts in spending 50 days in an ocean separated from everyone and acting like a cork in a bleak watery wilderness. Some great insights and well worth a read!!