I just crossed the Atlantic with Brian Fitzpatrick on his 45 foot Catamaran the INNcredible Sea Lodge, There were 6 of us on board. I am back on land and at work and all the normal things are back. What is normal though? I do not have anything to compare it with regarding sailing as
The moon rose a few days ago just before the sun so at night there is no moon and dark is really dark. But the stars are so many and so bright and last night the starry sky was alive with action. ‘Shooting Stars’ were flying everywhere about 10 per minute for hours. These incoming
No land in sight yet. Of course not we’re 220 nm out but the excitement amongst the crew grows by the hour. The excitement to get there has a bucket full of reasons, not all of which are found in each crew member’s bucket. ‘To get it over with’ is hardly number 10 on the
Until you experience it you won’t know how fast moving 200 miles a day sailing in a 13 ton catamaran feels. A 18 wheel truck running downhill with no brakes is close but without being scared half to death that you’re about to crash. There’s no worries at all, this freight train is on a
Out here bounding over the bounding ocean for 12 days now looking out over the vastness of same, I can only begin to imagine what the ancient mariners believed. Sea serpents, sea monsters, Neptune, those bold forceful weathered faces blowing from each cardinal direction were real beliefs or maybe just fantasies for the storytellers to
Yesterday I reported our wonderful close encounters in the morning with a whale or several whales. At first most on board were quick to say that the same whale is just playing with us, doubling back to swim by and have fun diving under the boat, staying with us as we sail forward at 6+
All morning we’ve been entertained with surfing whales that we can spot 100 yards out just under the surface of this beautiful clear water.
How do you tell a classy redneck fisherman from just any? The “beer can” he spent hours on forming into a fishing lure is a Guinness. Andrew cut the black shiny Guinness Draught can into strips to create feathered plume effect maintaining the rim, crimping into an aero-dynamic water dynamic foil, then adding weight and
It’s December 8th, our 12th day at sea, and although last night had a few squalls, high wind and rain, the day is beautiful with ENE winds 11-15 knots.
It’s December 8th, our 12th day at sea, and although last night had a few squalls, high wind and rain, the day is beautiful with ENE winds 11-15 knots. We could use a little more but how can we complain with 1049 nm left to go. We however will have to travel more than just
ZZZZIIINNNNNGGGGG! When you hear that sound and some one yells, Fish On!, the whole boat jumps with excitement. Finally we caught two Dolphin fish (aka Mahi Mahi) back to back and guess what’s for dinner tonight. Of course we had to test the quality with some chunks of raw fish in soy/wasabi sauce and it