I have always had the constant urge, freedom and adrenaline to chase adventures. This has come from the itch to do something different, other than your usual office job. This desire for a lifestyle on the move drove me towards the sea, a sea which so far has been anything from flat clam to extremely unforgiving. Working on yachts has offered me almost too many to county sea-based adventures, from paddle-boarding in Montenegro, scuba diving in Tahiti, kayaking in Norwegian fjords to water skiing in St Lucia – the list is constantly expanding.
“How we spend our day is how we spend our lives…”
Our Panama Canal Transit in a few simple (comparable) facts…
- Cutting across Panama, the Panama Canal connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean for 48 miles, allowing ships and yachts to pass through without having to go the long way round…We left from Colon, went through the Canal and ended up in the Pacific – a day later.
1 ocean. 1 daily photo. 1 challenge.
Things I have learnt since living on a sailing yacht…
Since my workplace and home are constantly on the move, there have been a few things I have noticed about my current lifestyle.
Take 1 ocean and 6 crew, leave Lyford Key in the Bahamas – make a brief stop in Faial in the Azores – take 19 days to arrive in Palma, Mallorca and there you have my 3rd Atlantic Crossing (West to East)
To be able to explore the world by sailing yacht, you have to undergo the small task of crossing large expanses of water, one of those being the Atlantic Ocean. After a summer spent in Europe we are leaving behind Lanzarote and heading south to warmer waters of the Caribbean, specifically, St Lucia.
I have learnt that there are different intensities of blue beyond bright blue. I have watched dolphins play and whales breach from arms length. I have seen sunsets, which look graphically enhanced. I understand the differences between “rolling” and “pitching” in heavy seas. I have lost the concept of time. I have sailed the Atlantic Ocean.