use a few adjectives to describe myself or at least what my self
view is. I do know that as a single hander I am unique, even in the
sailing community. I am probably very different from anyone you
have ever met and not in the “we are all special” kind of way. I
have done and seen things that most can’t even imagine. I live as
well as I can and have all the faults and frailties that make me a
part of the human race.
I am passionate, friendly, and curious
I have been involved in a web site called couchsurfing for several years now. That being said, the fact that I am in Mexico I am constantly looking for crew if you want to talk about crewing with me for a week or more let me know. That being said I can give you references and friends in the US and world wide that will vouch for my character and competence. I don't expect anything from anyone except to have a good time and be safe.
I just started putting together a book for my wildlife photographs
I have captured along my travels. I was encouraged to publish by an artist from France who is here working for a few months. The old boat is listed finally. Now comes the wait and see part. I am focused on SE Asia as a destination but not until March 2013.
I'm back in San Francisco for visit and looking forward to meeting old friends and maybe some new ones.
shoe string, sailing, scuba diving, photography, dreaming.
I wrote the update below to try and share what keeps me living on the ocean and to try and build a better idea of parts of me for others that may read this, and maybe they'll understand.
Update: 4/18/13 In the last year I have thought a great deal about what holds meaning for me. Freedom to explore life, learning new things about myself other people and building satisfying relationships. Most other stuff is trivial when compared to who is in our lives and just the freedom to be off yoke of modern society. The freedom to see the ocean world first hand instead of on the page or the flickering screen in a dull walled box.
It has been a lonely year with a lot of work on the boat and making progress toward crossing the pacific. The challenges of being relatively sane in an insane world have taken it's toll over the years but as I get closer to going to sea and making the boat capable of crossing oceans, it seems my life make more sense. I have made a few connections here and there but being an introvert has a price higher on a sailboat than on land.
I would not trade though for a more secure life on land because of the extraordinary experiences I have living on the sea. Dancing dolphins at sunset, swimming with sea lions, catching dinner, sleeping in when I feel like it. Visiting sea birds and the other nomads that hold a kinship that landsmen will never imagine. These make all the hard work and sometimes difficult conditions all worthwhile as there is no other way to feel this alive and this free that occurs to me.
You want to go sailing.
You want to go sailing and have never been.
You want to learn how to sail.
You want to scuba dive, snorkel etc.
You are in Mexico and want to meet up for coffee.
You want to come down to Mexico but need convincing.