Last time we spoke, (besides my brief plug for my new website) was over three years ago!!
I left off in the small town of Alpine where I was visiting my sister. It feels like only yesterday that I was basking in those warm desert hills.
I find myself writing once again from the kitchen of my sister’s house, now located in Kansas City, MO. This town, while not as charmingly quaint as Alpine, can boast of a lot more culture, music, and anarchist anti-political organizations to keep my sister occupied. Which means a lot more time of me sitting alone with my laptop, getting the dust and grit out from between the keys.
I have made an apple cake, fed the chickens, played with the cat, and swept the kitchen. I’m out of excuses. I guess I better re-start my old blog.
Time Warp Again
I am re-starting this blog just a few short months after my greatest sailing and traveling achievement thus far!!
I Sailed across the entire Pacific Ocean!!!!!!!!!
That journey, though, is worthy of several blog posts. The majority of my last three years were spent on the sailing vessel, Denis Sullivan, working as a deckhand and then senior deckhand and engineer. I worked on a theater ship called, The Amara Zee for a brief stint, and then as deckhand on a viking ship, called Draken Harald Harfagre (pictured below). Add a couple of trips to California, a little exploring in Colorado, Arizona, and the greater South West and you have the recipe for around 2 years of time.
After those adventures, I found myself at my sister’s place for the winter, gearing up for my next and longest trip out of the country. First to visit my dear friend, Eryn in Costa Rica …………………………………………………………………