Storm Chaser
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Storm Chaser

Storm Chaser

Storm Chaser.

All day long Seaburban has been sailing under modest showers. Mostly sprinkles actually and certainly not enough to do anything about the odours emanating from a certain someone on board. It’s a poor soldier who can’t stand the smell of his trench mates socks, so I’m not naming names.

A line of more vigorous showers and thundershowers has been retreating south as we advance. At 6pm local or so, they decided to make a stand and this is what loomed up on the horizon.

Ahead from horizon to horizon was a wall of towering cumu,us and cumulus nimbus. What to do? What to do? I kept asking myself. I was loathe to give up a good days run of 150 or more miles but, as some of you may have read already, any fool can put up a sail.

As I write this now, we are sailing beneath a canopy of stars that Luke Skywalker himself would marvel at. The clouds, they are still lurking ahead of us. And despite the reduced sail, we are still making a respectable 6.5.

All is well and good. The stars write their stories in the heavens.. The waves rush by forever in haste to dash themselves on some distant shore and the wind and clouds whisper their secrets to one another. We, blessed observers all, look on in wonderment.

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  • 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 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.


  • 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

    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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