Monday, August 20, 2012

I'm off!

I should be out of here tomorrow.  There will be a major swell at my destination so I will go slowly and maybe it will die out by the time I get there.  There are only three places left on the planet that I want to sail to with Pelican.  The first has no anchorage and is barely a mile square.  I have never met a cruiser that has set foot on this island.  Some have.  Not many.  Maybe I will get lucky.  If I can't make the first, I might be forced into trying the second.  The second has a tough pass and all I have is a Google Earth image.  The third is far away and is the least attractive except in the trophy sense so I might let it go.  If I end up going for all three, I will be out here for awhile which isn't that attractive.  I have used up quite a bit of my stamina for this second crossing.

There still isn't email on the boat so it will be awhile for some news.  If I get marooned on one of these spots, I will try not to use the 406 EPIRB as a glorified taxi service.  Gotta have some interesting stories to post.

If you have been following the blog, you know that this passage is a meaningful one.  After this, it will be about passing on the boat and doing something else with my time.  At least for a little while.  There is this place called the "Southern Ocean"...  But that is for another boat.

See you on the other side.


Sean said...

Can't wait to see your next post. It almost sounds like you're trying to put Pelican on a reef!

Anonymous said...

email when you get to anchor. Safe passage! Had no internet when you sent your last missive.

JSaeler said...

Keep going Bro - you won the bet and I sold out (good thing I don't remember the terms); so keep us posted on your journeys and remember, you always have safe harbor whever I am.