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Perpetual Motion

Perpetual Motion

Perpetual Motion

The swell that has been making our progress south something of a circus ride has com from God knows where. Perhaps the storms some 1500 miles south but that would be just a guess.

These waves are the closest thing on earth to perpetual motion. The process is virtually frictionless and this enables the energy that in the waveform that you see to travel for thousands and thousands of miles. They are a wonder to behold marching across the surface of the sea to do battle on some distant shore.

As wondrous as they are to behold, progress against them is not for the faint of heart. How the ships of old ever went anywhere to windward is a mystery to me.

Seaburban is not at her best going to windward. It is something to be endured but what must be done, must be done. Surely we will get a break from the 25+’knots of breeze and 12′ swell that bars a straight passage south…

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!

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