Olympic rower Adam Kreek reflects on his journey across the Atlantic from his home in Victoria, B.C.

Kreek, along with three other endurance rowers — Markus Pukonen of Tofino, B.C., and Jordan Hanssen and Pat Fleming of Seattle — were trying to become the first to row unassisted from Africa to North America.

A rogue wave capsized his 29-foot row boat about 600 kilometres north of Puerto Rico earlier this month.

They were 73 days into a 6,500-kilometre journey that was expected to take between 80 and 100 days.