This journey will demand different minds and hands at different times. Crew members will be added as they come on board…
Two and a half years later, I’m still out here sailing on the Silas Crosby. We’ve sailed some godawful number of miles to get all the way south to Cape Horn and now we’re on our way home. Eleven thousand miles to go! The thrill hasn’t faded. There are still abdominal butterflies before every ocean passage. But now we are heading into a really long summer , culminating in the western Aleutians before swooping back down to Vancouver Island.
The boat is good. The skipper is alright. The crew has been and is and I expect will be excellent. No whining has reached my ears , unless it has been me muttering to myself.
No rocks have been hit ( except when I was at the helm), no gear has been broken (except if I broke it).
The voyage so far has been all I expected, less mishaps than I could have hoped for, and high adventure in spectacular country.
Meredith sailed with Steve from Victoria, BC, Canada to Puerto Williams, Chile from September 2010 to March, 2012. Her current exploits can sometimes be followed on her website.
John helped Steve build the boat and spent many summers exploring the BC coast aboard the Silas Crosby. John sailed from Vancouver Island to La Paz, Mexico with Steve and Meredith from September 2010 to December 2010.
Rick made the hard northward journey from Puerto Williams, Chile to Puerto Montt, Chile. In seven weeks they covered what Steve and Meredith had previously spent almost seven months navigating the year before. Not an easy leg.
Doug is not on facebook, he does not have a blog and is not actually sure how to tweet but doesn’t think he’s ever done so. His life’s ambition is to pass through his existence as footprints in the sand at low tide. Along the way he has been a pilot, sailor, amateur geek, (very bad) poet and, as he says it, “my greatest achievement, Lyneita’s mate for thirty years”. Point of interest: Doug will be celebrating his sixtieth birthday at sea en route to the Gambiers. He can’t think of a better birthday present.
Doug will sail with Steve from Chile to Hawaii – a lot of open ocean miles.