10 years as an amputee and half way around the world .

I recently celebrated the 10 year anniversary of the accident that claimed my arm and leg. This is a day I’ve celebrated every year since I was hit by that drunk driver. It is simply a celebration of life and I was lucky enough to share…

Aloha Sri Lanka

This has been one of my favorite stops and I am really happy I saw Sri Lanka now. Sri Lanka is over 30% nature preserve with amazing wildlife and even more amazing people. I have to thank Naveen. Without him convincing me to come here I…

Leaving Thailand

2 years in southeast Asia I read once that a journey of a 1000 miles begins with a flat tire and a squeaky fan belt. My journey started on a 46 year boat and a 35 year old inexperienced double amputee captain. I set out to sail around the…

Happy 2018!

  “I’m Starting off 2018 at light speed!”  Well, sailing at a brisk walking pace.   Mark Twain wrote “Travel is fatal to Prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindness, and many of our people need it sorely on these…

1 year with Tiama

Surprisingly, my relationship with Tiama started a lot like it did with Rudis.  Mostly with me and friends working to get her ready for world cruising.  In the last year we have installed a windlass, dinghy davits, solar panels, bottom…

Nine Years as a double amputee

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Once again the anniversary of the crash that claimed my arm, leg and nearly my life is here. I usually take this time to reflect on how things have changed for the better.  I celebrate that I chose to continue my life. I also thank my friends…

28 Days On The Hard

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So like all cruisers’ plans, mine seem to be written in the sand at low tide.  I hoped to spend my first few months back in Thailand sailing, writing, and working on video content for my website. Fate via a broken cutlass bearing had other…

Getting back on the horse (or in my case a motorbike!)

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    The Tiama Needs Work I am mobile, yet not ready to set sail. This is my 1st of what I hope is many blog entries. My return to Thailand has been a series of ups and downs. Tiama, surprisingly doesn’t need much cleaning…