By admin | Feb 01st, 2011 | Uncategorized |
~January 31, 2011~
I can’t believe February is here already and land is so close. We can tell because there are a lot more ships passing us by and we have to be careful because they can’t see us very well — we are a small boat at 42′ feet and our sails are down and often they think we are in distress.
I only swam 7.5 miles today as I was in and out of the water due to a few problems. The seas were calm but we ran into some fish netting and rope and Zoli Tamor had to dive in with a knife and cut it all free from our propeller. Then we had some issues with my shark equipment not working, but the boys fixed that also. Captain Tamas and his brother Zoli can fix just about anything, but that’s the way it has to be when you are out at sea. It’s not like we can just pop into the mechanic’s garage for a little repair. If anything goes wrong with the boat or any of the equipment on board that is critical to our survival out here, (and things often do) someone better know how to fix it or you are in deep water, so to speak. This is my fourth crossing with Captain Tamas and there is no one I trust more. He is truly up for any challenge and works tirelessly. I can say that for all of my crew: First Mate Sara, Dr. Javi, our videographer Zoli and Zoli Tamor our engineer. They are like my second family.
As always, I approach land with mixed feelings. While I am always so grateful and excited for friends and family with which to be reunited, there is such freedom and such beauty out here and we are so peacefully removed from the trappings of modern society that it always takes me a few days to acclimate. I don’t even want to think about the phone, or the TV or the computer. Not yet.
Thanks again for all your support and love.
Oceans of Gratitude,