behold, a world without wind.
january 6, 2012.
Hi All, Been a tense couple of days out here as there was a large tropical low developing over me. It’s looks like it’s going to turn into a proper cyclone today but the good news is it’s now projected to track south and away from me. Been sitting more or less in the same spot of Guandalcanal the last day or so as all the wind seems to have been sucked away. The sunrises have...
Good Morning, All! It’s been a wet couple of days out here. At the moment, I’m just waking from a mid-morning nap as yesterday wore the hell out of me with a constant onslaught of squalls. But those little temper tantrums of wind and rain have been quite useful, giving us some extra gas, ticking the miles a bit faster. As the sun came up this morning, I could see the first view of...
WE DID IT!!
Hello All! Thanks to everyone who pitched in on the fundraiser - we finally made it across the finish line! Now back to regularly scheduled blogging -ha! Just over a thousand miles left on this run, should be in there to Madang right around New Years. Prepping my Christmas albums and other little nice-ities for the upcoming holiday at sea. Hope everyone shoreside is enjoying the cheer and...
Weekly Update - Oct 17
Hiiiii Guuuys! Huge apologies for the lack of updates. With all the rain the communications gear has gone a bit haywire again. Getting it sorted it out though…. The last couple weeks have been truly amazing! The run down Costa Rica has seen stops in a lot of neat, off the beaten path places which I’ll detail here in just a bit, but first just wanted to do a quick posting which will be...
Terry Gross / Shark Bait
Last night a teeny tiny seabird flew straight into my hands and let me hold it. A little while later a small storm passed overhead so we went inside. I put baby bird on the bookshelf next to my bed and she slept there all night. What a lovely little friend! In other news, I’m pleased to report my first shark siting. As the sun came up this morning, the water was still as glass and I could...
So Long, Salvador
I’m listening to the sounds on stamps slamming on paper as I write this toyou to say I’m cleared out and southbound. I’ll work on putting together anice summary of my time here, it’s all still swirling through my head at themoment. Costa del Sol and the River Lempa have treated me well, but it’stime to keep moving. 300 or so miles down to Costa Rica, check in with...
WEEKEND UPDATE AKA LET'S GET SOME FUN
Hey Dudes Hope everyone had a good weekend! Another very eventful one down here. Saturday I spent much of the AM in thelittle workshop Santos has behind their house here. Some sail track hadpulled off my boom on the passage down so I made use of the space and toolsthere to tackle the task of repairing it. The boys (Santos’ teenagedbrothers-in-law), Cheke and Ronny, gave me a hand with alot...