Company of Dozens
1270
post-template-default,single,single-post,postid-1270,single-format-standard,bridge-core-2.1.2,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,qode_grid_1300,qode-theme-ver-19.9,qode-theme-bridge,disabled_footer_top,disabled_footer_bottom,qode_header_in_grid,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-6.1,vc_responsive

Company of Dozens

Company of Dozens

Company

Yesterday found is in the constant company of dozens of birds and squalls. The birds are far more enjoyable companions.

The squalls that came through brought winds in the 35-38 knot range and rain. The wind is not so bad, but They heap the swell up considerably and wreak havoc with the existing sea state. The one in the photo thankfully missed us.

This morning the birds are around in greater numbers. There must be some current or confluence of currents that has made available whatever it is they fish for more abundant. It is a marvel to watch them scour the sea for their dinner. Peer as I might into our wake, I only see bubbles. For them,I suppose, it would be like you and I staring into the kitchen of our favourite restaurant.

Pushed north by yesterday’s strong winds and large swell, we fight to get some of it back in dying winds and a nasty, lumpy, leftover sea.

Follow my tracks in real-time:
https://bit.ly/svseaburban

 

4 Comments
  • Claude
    Posted at 20:39h, 29 March Reply

    In weather like today having a fellow partner would make the difference of the world.

    Heavy weather conditions are great only when you have enough energy to enjoy it. I wish you the time of your life.

  • Tony Yanca
    Posted at 02:58h, 06 April Reply

    Hi Bert, I came across your voyage on goodnewsnetwork.org looking for more positive and up-beat news in the world today. As we continue to try to isolate ourselves looking to conquer this extremely serious virus, you’re essentially isolated fighting the elements of Ocean Blue. I’m a surfer in Southern California and I’m always intrigued by extremely passionate individuals who take on these adventures, especially when it involves the ocean. I’m currently listening to some Reggae and enjoying a Pale Ale from our local brewery 🙂 Our Family is healthy and I’ll be working from home tomorrow, but will continue to follow your voyage rooting you on the whole way through. I wish you safe passage and pray that you will utilize all that you’ve learned to help you endure the many obstacles that come your way. You will make complete this voyage and I look forward to your future posts. Take care of yourself.

    Cheers,

  • John T.Rice
    Posted at 04:06h, 06 April Reply

    Be safe..pulling for you!

  • Susan Conway Gray
    Posted at 05:56h, 06 April Reply

    Bert,
    What an incredible journey you have set up for yourself!
    I find your reflection on the coronavirus to be incredibly insightful.
    Self isolation as a time to reflect on what we want to become, what legacy we choose to leave behind.
    To many that level of self introspection will appear daunting and even impossible.
    To truly examine our minds, behaviors, and motivations while holding them into the light through the prism of our souls is an exercise most would not have the courage to do.
    But I hope some will take up that challenge.
    Good luck to you!

Post A Comment