It’s is about 1.5 days until arrival at Horta is predicted. This has been quite a passage for me. I have wanted for a long time to cross an ocean. Well, that’s pretty much complete. Was it worth it and what preparation was needed?
When Phil called me, I had answered “yes” before I knew it. This passage is on the bucket list of many sailors. After having tried to organise this twice in vain with our sailboat Kalue, this seemed an unique opportunity.
This question surprised me, not because of question itself, but instead because of the emotion it brought out in me. I have had epilepsy for almost 50 years and have been seizure free for over 40 of those years but periodically the emotion of my epilepsy gets me.
Those were the words that came out of my mouth in the middle of the night – or was it early this morning – when Lauren woke me, to tell me that the A3 was coming unfurled, the auto-pilot was crunching again, and, of all things, there was a live bird on deck.