Things don’t always go according to plan, even when you’re kiting and surfing the best conditions we’ve found on the expedition
Pete Cabrinha, Kristin Boese, Mauricio Abreu and Moehau Goold jump aboard the Best Odyssey for an expedition voyage into the unknown
We score the best waves and most consistent winds of the expedition in the Marshall Islands
Paragliding, whale watching, kiteboarding and more in the remote Austral islands and on Huahine in the Societies
Kiteboarding with Humpbacks is pretty damn cool, especially in a place that well…maybe no one has before?
We lose the wind in Moorea and the Tuamotus and are left…having a blast!
This log is a bit of mixed bag. I’ve elected to let the truth be told- a bit of the downside of my job, and bit of the glory. Usually logs are filled with the positive nature of the expedition, but it’s not always a walk in the park. Then again, it always has its little rewards that come just when they are needed. This is a story of the dark and light side that make up our days at sea.
Offshore Sailing rarely is this good. Come aboard the Best Odyssey as we head sw towards the Gambier islands
We take a quick pause for a swim in open ocean across the equator en route to the Galapagos
After three weeks of living in Panama City, I for one was ready to get underway again. Discovery has received nearly $15,000 in upgrades- new batteries, new anchor chain, new GPS and Radar (after they got fried in Colombia), fishing gear, sail repairs, a myriad of spare parts… Each day I would spend a few hours on the boat doing odd projects in hopes that by the time our departure date arrived it would be less chaos than usual. As we’ll be away from any kind of services, or even a marina for nearly two years once we depart, the time was now to stock up and get her ready, but there’s always a list that remains undone.