Position Report: January 14, 2017

Position: 33º 1.002′ S 27º 52.998′ E Arrived safe and sound in East London. This was our fastest 24 hours ever at 254 miles (just over 10knots average). It wasn’t the most comfortable, and there was a bit of motoring involved but we are past the Wild Coast and looking forward to leaving for Port […]

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Position Report: January 12, 2017

Position: 29º 51.798′ S 31º 1.422′ E We are looking forward to heading South tomorrow. The weather window looks good and, if we are lucky, we might be able to push all the way through to Cape Town. This next stretch of coast is called the Wild Coast, and has a reputation for bad behavior. […]

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Sani Pass—Dangerous Road; Stunning Vista

One of the things that I have been surprised with over and over on our trip around the world is how many times virtual strangers have offered to level up our experience by showing us their favorite places. On New Year’s Eve we met Wayne, Robyn, Steve, and Mandy and invited them over to Convivia […]

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New Year’s Ink

The tradition of [European] sailors tattooing each other dates back to the 1700s when Captain Cook’s crew picked up the practice from the Polynesians. Since then, countless sailors have followed in their intrepid wake. I have chronicled some of my own experiences here, and here, but haven’t spoken much about how we adopted this tradition or […]

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Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Park

 “We need the tonic of wildness… At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.” —Henry David Thoreau   You […]

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Global Circumnavigation: 2012 – Present

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Global Circumnavigation: 2012 – Present

Torres Straight

Global Circumnavigation: 2012 – Present

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