My biggest fear in this world is water in all forms, lakes, rivers, the ocean, snow, ice, rain and even tap water when I’m in a foreign country. Odd as it may seem Ive made a living on or near the water for my entire life, it’s my source of everything I know, feel and love on this planet. From the deck of Sookie, my 22′ sailboat or the cockpit of my Brompton folding bike wherever I go I have my trusty old Nikon and half dead iPad to tell the story, my story.
This isn’t a sailing blog or a bicycle touring blog or even a blog, it’s just my diary, one mans simple journey through life. I have full time double vision and am massively dyslexic so if you can’t handle the typos there are a million magazines out there that unlike my life are neatly laid out and perfectly edited.
At the age of 36 I left the secure world of corporate America and vowed never to return. After purchasing this boat I had exactly .14 cents left in my life savings. I am on quest to create a safe, simple boat as my home base and continue to live life to the fullest that I can. I have no savings and earn as I go, some days its feast, others its famine. In the meantime I will slowly explore the world in search of fine wine, cheese, and bread, my daily staples. Basically I am a minimalist in maximalists clothing.
My wanderlust and constant desire for freedom are insatiable, I was raised by hippie wanderers with real jobs, a capitalist hippie if you will. I’ll never forget the day that changed my life. I was about eight years old and I asked my father if I could have a BB gun. His answer, “this is America son you can have and do anything you want, all you have to do is earn it” that was the day I was given my freedom”