The Green Flash
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The Green Flash

The Green Flash

The Green Flash

Around 4m local (UTC -8)’ the swell began to subside. With it, the wind decided to let up a bit and we were granted our,long awaited reprieve.

Something seemed to,be in the offing as their was not a single cloud int sky from midday on. When clouds are a staple, their absence seems to be trying to tell you something.

With an absolutely clear horizon, if there ever was going to be an opportunity to witness a ‘ Green Flash’ this would be it. The Green Flash is an atmospheric phenomenon that is visible very rarely at sunset at sea. Or so it is said. There is a good deal of debate as to whether or not the Flash is real.

So, camera in hand on deck I went feeling like some kind of maritime Sasquatch myth buster. The Green Flash made no appearance but my enthusiasm was rewarded all the same.

Perhaps tomorrow…

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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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