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****"The couch is on a sailboat. Please read the couch details for important considerations*****
****Based in Hawaii preparing the boat for a South Pacific voyage****
Sail around the world......again!
Be worthy of my shortboard
My last sailing adventure started in California in 2006 and by 2011, I managed to sail around the world alone. I visited around forty countries (route was below Africa and Panama canal). I ended my trip in 2013 by sailing a southern route through the Pacific visiting places like the Australs and the Pitcairn group before looping back up to Hawaii from Fiji.
The current sailing adventure has started in March of 2015 with the purchase of "Pilgrim" in Florida. I have explored the East Coast of the US and various portions of the Caribbean. Since then I have been slowly heading west through the Panama Canal and into the Pacific.
I'd like to get back to the South Pacific with an emphasis on visiting the last of the remote places which means a radical break from the "yachtie" circumnavigation routes. My criteria for destinations is that there is no airport, infrequent supply ship visits and less than five visiting yachts per season.
I embrace a minimalist approach to sailing and believe in a "how much one can do with how little" philosophy (not just with sailing). Little engine use, anchoring out and living at the local standard of living as opposed to status conscious yacht clubs and an elitist rally mentality.
I told myself years ago when I first went sailing that it was temporary and that I would reengage in the "real' world at some point. The longer I stayed out the harder it became to answer why I would return. Now, I have spent more time outside than in. I have inverted the entire relationship.... And instead of gaining a new perspective, I have fewer answers than ever. The best part is that it matters less and less.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I had written the blurb below in 2010 when Couchsurfing was still a non profit organization. My opinion may be slowly changing.
Couchsurfing represents one of the best aspects of the internet. Time spent infront of a computer screen actually translates into enriching time spent away from it. It is a shortcut in finding a way to meet those travelers and locals that you actually wanted to meet.
How to not end up not becoming entirely cynical.
Music, Movies, and Books
I stopped reading after E.M. Cioran...
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
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Teach, Learn, Share
I can teach sailing. I have an eight foot pram that has a sailing rig. It is like a little row boat that sails quite well. An excellent platform to learn on unlike the big boat.
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