Leaving Africa

Leaving Africa It was not until coming here that I understood people’s magnetic draw to this amazing continent. Seemed that people exaggerated their experiences because how could there be a place such as this. I only scraped the…

The Right to Pee Upwind

I have had a difficult time writing about our Antarctica trip. I think this is mostly due to the scope of the trip and the crew undertaking it. It is just too much to write a blog summarizing a 4 week trip to Antarctica with 4 sailors…

Crowd funding Update

  I have been a bit absent on here since going to Antarctica. I’m still working on my blog for that which should come out shortly. For now I just want to do a quick update on where my crowdfunding monies are going. Tiama…

Walking, running, flying, and Sailing to Antarctica

  Life seems to always seems to be a series of ups and downs and for me these last few months could not have gone any better. It can be stressful to temporarily leave behind ones comfortable life of sailing solo around the world. Once…

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…