December 4, 2014

Even with a full crew the talk is of fatigue at sea. At a minimum it’s using different muscles. Muscles work even when seated and especially when standing as you struggle for balance and are always holding on with one or both hands while legs are braced. Sleeping is al...

December 3, 2014

I awoke to the slapping of sails and the jerking on sail sheets as the wind died and the ocean swells rolled the boat. I had entered the doldrums that equatorial space where the NE trades that brought Columbus to America collide with the SE trades and canceled another...

December 1, 2014

I looked up from the pages of Manchester’s biography on Churchill titled The Last Lion to see not a hundred yards from me, another of comparable size and decorated as to denote an event such as is mine, but observed that he was being poorly sailed wallowing under too l...

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