Sailing around the world for 3 years, I saw lots of things. This article is the result I was given to discuss something old, new, borrowed, and blue.
Category: Global Hitchhiking
Flip-flopping Around the World
Flip-flopping for over 20,000 miles and several countries. A tragedy.
Sail-Inspired Songs: A Search For The Best Sailing Songs On The Planet
A list of 11 songs that will get you thinking about being back on the water if you aren't already there!
Ocean Images: Many More To Come
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
Sailing Through The Bahamas; Moored in Farmer’s Cay, Weathering A Storm
Going south through the Bahamas, we stopped at Farmer's Cay and waited out a 10 day storm.
Sailing Through The Bahamas! Getting Stuck in Andros Island Harbor!
Traveling through the Bahamas, we got stuck in the Andros Island Harbor. Made for an interesting day.
My Last Circumnavigation Passage: 5 Days on a BackPacker Boat
My last passage to complete my circumnavigation was relaxing and enjoyable with 11 other people.
Sunrises and Sunsets: Can You Tell The Difference in a Photo?
Can you tell the difference between sunrises and sunsets?
Global HitchHiking V: Sailing Safely: Considerations for Women Crewing
Safety issues are always a concern when Global HitchHiking. Especially so if you are a woman. This article discusses some of the issues and how to avoid them.
Cartagena Skies: My first couple of days in Colombia
My first impressions of Cartagena, Colombia.
200 Miles From Cartagena: The Title of a Song or Just Another Passage?
Come along on the passage from Bonaire to Cartagena, Colombia. A passage of wind and waves and dolphins!
Sail-Inspired Songs: A Search for the Best Sailing Songs on the Planet
I enjoy playing lots of sailing-inspired songs and these are some them. What songs about sailing do you enjoy the most? Please share!
Sailing from Grenada to Bonaire on Windbird
Sailing from Grenada to Bonaire on a 1982, 42 foot Teyana, was a great passage and one I hope to do again in the future.
Saying Good-bye to Prince Diamond
Saying good bye to Prince Diamond was a bitter sweet experience. We spent a day or two exploring Grenada. And I joined a new boat for my passage to Bonaire.
Global HitchHiking IV: Crewing Around the World on Sailboats: Safety
Safety on a boat you're crewing on is essential. This article covers the kinds of safety items you should ask about before joining a boat.
Kerou, French Guiana, Devil’s Island Triangle, and Heading Towards Grenada
We spent several days in Kerou, French Guiana, a wonderful little town with loads of personality, a beautiful daily fresh market, warm and friendly people, and many delicious restaurants to choose from. It turns out that they speak French and Creole here. For those of you who don't know, I speak French and Creole fluently, … Continue reading Kerou, French Guiana, Devil’s Island Triangle, and Heading Towards Grenada
Sunrises and Sunsets
When you're at sea for weeks, and you see nothing but clouds and water and sky and read an occasional book, you often talk about the climaxes rather than the duldroms, which we happen to be in right now. The wind has all but ceased with a little less than 300 miles left to go … Continue reading Sunrises and Sunsets
Whales and Sails, My Friends, Whales and Sails!
We've had a nice couple of days since I last posted. If you're new here, I'm currently on a sailboat, crossing the Atlantic and our only internet connection is a satellite phone which we have elected to sync every other day. So the last time I connected was 2 days ago. I've had a couple … Continue reading Whales and Sails, My Friends, Whales and Sails!
Moon Shadows, Moon Shadows
In my last blog post I talked about spending too much time looking at your wake or your past. Something else is causing me to look over the back of the boat. It's 11 pm here and I was looking at the huge moon coming up behind us. I'm being followed by a moon shadow. … Continue reading Moon Shadows, Moon Shadows
Battery Check, Position Check, Prose Check!
It appears that the battery problems we’ve been having on Prince Diamond have been solved! Brian had been communicating with a guy in Cabadelo, Brazil, to arrange the purchase of new batteries, since the ones we had seemed to be performing so badly. The guy sent him dimensions of the new batteries and prices and … Continue reading Battery Check, Position Check, Prose Check!