There are days when being an “armchair admiral” is not such a bad thing. To sit warm and comfortable, listening to the wind shrieking and laughing at you as it tears through the trees with the driving rain rattling on the windows and shaking the doors is a very pleasant thing. It’s a time to dream of warm days, sparkling water, golden beaches and gentle breezes. Of meeting people who enjoy the company of small boat sailors, exploring places where one can pretend that no human has ever been before, seeing new vistas every hour of every day and watching spectacular sunsets before retiring to a comfortable bunk and listening to the water lapping at the side of the boat.
Its such a day here, springtime, and I wont go on about it because I’ve said it all before, springtime can bring tough weather here. But I’ve been sitting in my bunk, the boat surging at its dock lines, the wind doing all that stuff while I read this wonderful account of a cruise in a pair of “my” boats in Shark Bay, waaay north of Perth in Western Australia. It’s a great story, well written, well illustrated with both pics and video, so get your coffee made, sit down in a comfortable place, and read on.
Many thanks to Author Paul Ricketts and cruising companion Peter Kovesi for sharing this, and to the “open boat” Yahoo group from which I got the above link.
Great stuff guys, keep up the good work.