Roughnecking in the oilfields can be dangerous even when you are careful and safety conscious.
Decided to share some of the images I have in my collection in an article on Medium. They are examples of what I saw as I circumnavigated the globe. I hope you like them. https://medium.com/@mraymus/ocean-shots-images-from-circumnavigating-the-globe-cb70198f9903?source=friends_link&sk=f380afb8afc739f45c9a327b31622c92 If you can't get to the link shared above, try this one: https://medium.com/@mraymus/ocean-shots-images-from-circumnavigating-the-globe-cb70198f9903?source=friends_link&sk=f380afb8afc739f45c9a327b31622c92 Thanks for following along on the adventure. … Continue reading Ocean Images: Many More To Come
An article about remembering things from your childhood and the challenge it is when loved ones die and you no longer have them available to help you remember.
While visiting St Helena in the middle of the Atlantic, I got the chance to swim with Whale Sharks after trying to swim with them for 2 years and 20,000 nautical miles.
A fun way to meet local people, wherever you are, is to go hashing with the Hash House Harriers!
An early morning Mayday call back in June 2018 took us on a mad rush to help 8 crew members off of a fishing vessel, about 20 miles off the coast of Mauritius!
Snorkeling with whale sharks was incredible. Take a look at the video I shot while snorkelilng with them.
One of the greatest thrills of my lifetime, swimming with 4 whale sharks. I only wish I could share the video with you.
We've been traveling through Namibia the past few days. We first went to Keetmanshoop and from there went to the Fish River Valley which is essentially the Grand Canyon's little sister. We've had a good time soaking up the Namibian desert and seeing some cool things. The pictures below are from the drive back to … Continue reading Traveling through Namibia
Today is the second day back on the boat, but the first day back on the ocean. It’s been great being back on the water. We left Cape Town around 10 am and are sailing towards Namibia, about a 4-day passage. All three of us have had bouts of seasickness at various levels as we … Continue reading Back in the Saddle Again
St Lucia South Africa has a river boat cruise for seeing hippos and other African wildlife.
Rounding Cape Agulhas this morning as we crossed the border between the Indian and Atlantic Oceans.
Durban, South Africa is an interesting town and we enjoyed our visit there.
A day trip to Shakaland and some local museums turned into a day of learning about local cultures and Zulu traditions.
Traveling the ICW and Great Loop, a fantastic way to explore the US on a boat!
Bazaruto was my favorite place traveling down the coast of Mozambique, without really visiting the country.
A gale force wind gives us the ride of the week as we travel to Richards Bay, South Africa
It is interesting to me the perspective changes I have had over the past couple of years as I have traveled around the world. Don't get me wrong, I've been traveling since I was a kid. My family moved from Arizona to England for 4 years when I was 5, then to California and I … Continue reading Changing Your Perspective Through Travel
As we sit here in the bay of Alhaca Island, Mozambique, waiting for the storm to come thru and ravish the ocean around us, (but hopefully more so out there, than in here) we are rocking and rolling. We anchored in 7 meters of depth and put out all of our 60 meters of chain … Continue reading Rock & Rolling, Waiting for the Storm
The past three days, after leaving Bazaruto, we have been sailing south to find an anchorage that will be safe from a southern storm heading our way that is supposed to hit us on the 1st. It's now 2 AM on the 31st and we are motoring towards that anchorage although it's still about 40 … Continue reading Sailing Towards a Storm