So, leg 2 was filled with wind, rain, gray and some sunshine. Had some amazing crew members, one of which I was totally in awe. Annie initially made me nervous that she would be sailing as she had tremors in her hands. However, as I saw her in action, she was a true inspiration. She tackled each task with an energy and strength that I wish I possessed. And, she was a music major, pianist and general music teacher for part of her life. This meant some great conversations for me. Currently she is a prison investigator. Anyway, she wrote an article on Leg 2 and I am going to share parts of it with you. Yes I have permission! No copyright violation. Continue reading
Hello to all! I imagine most of you are getting ready for Christmas or Chanukah if it has not already been celebrated. Whatever your holiday season might be I wish you a joyous one! I am now in Sydney and working to get this happy blog updated. In between boat duties it is a bit hard.
So the adventure continues as we leave Rio.Continue reading
Okay all, I know that I am in Albany, Australia and you are waiting for more updates. However, due to our little trip to the north during Leg 3 to sneak by the high pressure system and feel good when everyone else got stuck in it, this move backfired on us and we were stuck for days, finally had to turn the motor on and I lost count but think we took 4 to 5 days of motor and sail to finally get to Albany! So only here for 2 days so far and Robert, a retired sea captain here in Albany has graciously allowed me to utilize his place to work on blog. Actually we met because he made a comment about Columbus Anan the use of sextant and compasses on the London to Rio part of my blog. If you would like some interesting history check out his comment! Continue reading
[Here’s another update while Linda is off the grid. Don’t forget to donate!— Doug]
Happy Birthday Linda!
I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the day than in the Roaring Forties, filled with 300 mile days, Dolphins, Albatrosses, and steering the 70-footer to a very impressive 20.6 knots surfing through the Southern Ocean. Way to go! I’m thinking you could do without the wet and cold, though. Continue reading
First, a big thanks to Doug Kern for keeping everyone informed of what was happening during the race!!
Now, let’s see if I can finish up London pretty quickly.
And add some exciting stories about the trip!
So, I really had a great time being able to visit with Anais and Christina. The last Sunday I was there, Anais and husband Alistair and I went to the National Gallery to see an exhibit called Sound scales. It was really neat as it put together musicians making music as they saw a painting. Provided me a whole new perspective about viewing art.
After that, Anais and I went back to the docks and she viewed the Queen’s yacht.