Sail

Journey to the Other Side

We did it! We survived four weeks of the blues. And while that might sound depressing, I assure you that these blues were pure bliss. After a good fight wrestling the mooring ball for our lines, Papillon sailed out of Saint Helena; leaving the island to shrink in our wake Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
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The Butterfly Effect

I was busy booking a flight to Europe when the neighbours dinghied over. “Do you want to come with us?” I thought they meant into town. But later that same afternoon I had moved all my earthly belongings one boat over and taken refuge in my new catamarany home; Papillon. Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
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Thank You for being Born

Coming home is not quite as easy as you might think.  Even when you “just take a plane”… While everyone else breezed past security, I had that bear scanned at all five airports on the way (Cairns. Bali. Bangkok. Addis Ababa. Johannesburg).  Apparently either he or I look like we Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
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Home.

The end was in sight.  In just three weeks my circumnavigation would be [more or less] complete.  After 4 awesome [and challenging] years of hitch hiking on other peoples boats across the Indian, the Atlantic, and now the Pacific, I could just about smell the accomplishment. S/V Fiddler. 60 Foot Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
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Descisions

They say that 10 years of doing something makes you an expert…  But after 31 years of practice I’m so bad at making descisions that I can’t even spell the word.  I descided that my thirties would be a progressive decade where I leaped forward and lived a lot; grabbing Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago
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Legacy

What were you born for?? In this cruel world of suffering and refugees and homeless people and war and taxes and divorce and hatred and PMS and Trump you can’t help but wonder why it is you turned up on this here planet… right? I mean, whether we like it Read more…

By Bearfoot Gypsy, ago