What have I got to lose?

My boat is now packed with 10 days worth of food, plus everything I need to survive. Every item onboard (more or less) is attached to something else. Take a moment to imagine having to tie down every possession you own, in case a whirlwind whips through your house or a giant wave dumps your [...]

By |2020-04-10T05:55:31+00:00June 24th, 2018|Blog|6 Comments

The F Record

Back in April when I began my quest to set a record around the Farallon Islands, I thought of the row with wistful romanticism. I am going ‘far alone,’ I would say looking out to sea. After two attempts gone awry, I have started calling the row the F Record! A weather window large enough [...]

By |2020-04-10T05:55:31+00:00June 21st, 2018|Blog|6 Comments

Part 2: Towed

Click here for Part 1. The Coast Guard arrive. Their boat is big and steel and this concerns me. There are three crew plus the driver. The crew are busy readying fenders and without any radio communication the boat veers towards me. They can not be wanting to come alongside, says the voice in my [...]

By |2020-04-10T05:55:52+00:00June 10th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|8 Comments

Follow Your Fear – Part 1

Wednesday was going to be THE DAY for my 2nd attempt to set a new record rowing around the Farallon Islands. Then it wasn't THE DAY, so I committed to moving a sailboat. Wednesday, 7AM I wake up and instantly know there is no wind. Except I have committed to moving a sailboat... We move [...]

By |2020-04-10T05:56:09+00:00June 9th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|6 Comments