It's been awhile since I last updated... Thank you so much for all the friendly and encouraging comments on the end of this long voyage... I don't really know what to do with this blog. I do get a lot of traffic and interest here, and sometimes I wonder whether I should just keep musing... You know, about sailing things, deep sea adventures, knots and bilges. Or whether this site should just stay around as an archive. What do you think? It's hard re-adjusting to life on land. The constant drama and adventure of sailing is in the past... It isn't gone forever, but things are certainly different. So what's been happening in the aftermath? I seem to have lost some inclination to write, but things are definitely active, post-sailing. Firstly, I'd like to introduce the work of Jack Rath, who has been following me around the planet with a camera. Following is a 6minute trailer of the film he has been shooting on my travels for the last four years. It's a very strange feeling having a film made about oneself... The film is called 'Between Home' & the project website is www.betweenhome.com, if you'd like to keep up to date with its progress.
The film isn't my only news... The adventure will always continue in one way or another. Please say hello to my new sailing boat 'Harmony' -
More photos here
She's a perfect 32ft long, and has all the wonderful attributes of a solid and trustworthy sailing vessel, much like my dear old friend Constellation... As to where we shall venture - Unlike my last voyage, future sailing will be just as ambitious, yet less prone to deadlines, and specific goals. I have new work commitments involving a freshly formed company with a great friend here in Melbourne, so I'm 100% focused on that at the moment & for the foreseeable future - Yet the very fact of knowing Harmony exists keeps my sense of adventure and connection to the sea alive. The type of sailing I performed with Constellation was to give up everything and concentrate on one single goal for several years - This worked for me at the time, but I plan for my future sailing endeavours to work a little differently. Harmony also resides many thousands of miles away, and I have to thank my friends Adam, Captain Ted and Rob for helping me make the purchase from Australia. Thank you also to Zack the former owner, for being patient and helpful through such a faraway sale.
For those interested in keeping up to date on the goings on of the adventures of Harmony, please click on the drawing of her on www.silentunrest.com. A new website will be announced there when the time is right.