Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Route

Many people have been asking for a map of Zac's route. Until the web site is finished getting some new graphics there will be a link at the bottom of the Home page that leads to his itinerary. This will be on it's own page soon with comments on how the route was chosen etc.
Thanks for coming!
Marianne

36 Comments:

Anonymous Tim Harding said...

Hi Zac

Look in the mirror and give yourself a big smile! You CAN do it. It's a shame you didn't have a few days fair wind to start you off but hey, that's sailing. The record wouldn't be worth going for if it was easy.

Let's have a more up-beat post tomorrow.

June 19, 2008 at 1:22 AM  
Blogger Kurt said...

Hang tough. For every one person sending a comment of support, there are thousands of people who are pulling for you.

June 19, 2008 at 6:06 AM  
Anonymous DSD said...

We will adventure along with you Zac!
'May the winds be in your favour...'
DSD

June 19, 2008 at 6:09 AM  
Blogger todd said...

pataints grasshoper

June 19, 2008 at 6:41 AM  
Blogger nancyodonnell said...

Hi Zac,

You can do it. I look at your site every morning. Hang in there.

June 19, 2008 at 6:51 AM  
Anonymous mark said...

hi Zac, keep the bright side out, what you are doing is an inspiration to us all, wish you all the best and will follow your adventure around the world

June 19, 2008 at 7:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zac - you are doing a great job at something that only a very few would even try. I admire that in you. My family and I support you and wish you the best. Keep the spirits up and may the wind be in your sails.

June 19, 2008 at 7:20 AM  
Blogger Berry Blog said...

Might this only be a let down after a glorious send off? I retired a year ago from teaching. They gve me such a great send off, I wouldn't dare go back now. Maybe that was their plan! I'm cheering for you from way over here in Maine, sitting in the rain and wondering how I'm gonna get this old body tanned in this crap. But at least I have to push the rocker to get the sensation you're getting hour after hour. Bless your heart.

June 19, 2008 at 7:50 AM  
Anonymous DZ and Family said...

If it was EASY it wouldn't be worth the effort.
You are a strong young man and can do this!!! The love of your family, friends and supporters will see you through. Keep praying, read your bible and turn your trip over the the Lord.
Know you are loved.
xoxo

June 19, 2008 at 7:51 AM  
Blogger Coach said...

Hey Zac,
I just happen to run into your adventure. I am a teacher and coach of 36 years from San Diego area, and I tell my kids daily that you have to set goals and never give up on them. What a fantastic example you are for this generation. I'll be watching your progress daily. Keep up a positive outlook, believe in yourself. Coach

June 19, 2008 at 8:55 AM  
Anonymous The England Family said...

Hi Zac,

Stay strong. My children and I live in Indiana and we are watching your blog/website daily! You are an inspiration to young people. Your journey is long and tough but in the end your hard work and perseverance will be rewarded with great pride in accomplishing your goal. We will continue to pray for safe travels. May the wind be in your sails. God Bless!

June 19, 2008 at 9:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I, too, was looking for a map of his current location and destination.

June 19, 2008 at 9:53 AM  
Anonymous Rowanda said...

Hi Zac,
I'm sitting here reading your blog and wish I could give you a great big hug.
I'm so proud of you for all that you have done in leading up to this moment! Just know that everyone is loving you and praying for you. Rowanda

June 19, 2008 at 10:06 AM  
Anonymous Rowanda said...

Hi Zac,
I'm sitting here reading your blog and wish I could give you a great big hug.
I'm so proud of you for all that you have done in leading up to this moment! Just know that everyone is loving you and praying for you. Rowanda

June 19, 2008 at 10:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zac'
You are doing something lots of folks would like to do but would never dare to. Go for it! We will be following your progress and wish you the very best. Hope the wind fills in soon.

Ralph & Wendy

June 19, 2008 at 10:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yo Zac keep the faith man. You'll get there. Be in the moment and be patient and take it all in. You'll get there man. write me anytime. shane

June 19, 2008 at 10:23 AM  
Anonymous surferjoe said...

Surf's Up...

June 19, 2008 at 10:46 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

Thanks for taking the time to keep us all up to date on your travels.

It seems like just about whenever I sail out of San Diego I spend some period of time without wind, slowly drifting in circles, and enjoying the swells from all angles. I've never had to deal with your eight foot swells with no wind, though.

June 19, 2008 at 10:47 AM  
Blogger Patty H. said...

Hi Zac,
I live in Newbury Park and have been antipating following your adventure ever since I read about you in the Acorn. I am a new "sailor", currently taking sailing lessons out of Channel Islands. You are doing a really courageous thing. Especially being so young. I read Tania Aebi's book Maiden Voyage years ago and was so amazed by her. My daughter is 21 and I can't imagine her doing something like that. (I would never let her, I'd be so worried!) Your parents are brave letting you go and awesome to support your dream. But I gotta tell ya, I started feeling seasick just reading about you bobbing around out there like that. I hope that doesn't last long for you. Do you ever get seasick? Probably not. Well I am excited about following along daily and will be sending good thoughts and well wishes your way.
Patty H.

June 19, 2008 at 11:08 AM  
Anonymous Welcker Family said...

Hang in there Zac, if it were easy it would not be worth doing. We'll keep you in our prayers!

You CAN do this!

Love,

Sandy, Don, Cassie, Roxanne

June 19, 2008 at 11:26 AM  
Anonymous leetwowinds said...

Hi Zac

What an awesome opportunity our Lord has given you, and parents that trust and respect the skills HE has gifted you with! This is Mrs. Sullivan from TPCS (you were in service club back in '04-'05 when I was the parent/advisor) What a privilege it is to track with you on your sea adventure and an even greater privilege to be keeping you in prayer during your trip--your parents are right--you can do this and God's word reminds us of this in Phillipians 4:13 "I can do all things through Him who strengthens me." Take care Zac Mrs. Sullivan

June 19, 2008 at 11:35 AM  
Anonymous Odile said...

I remember my passage between Panama and Galapagos being in the very same frame of mind as you are. Thinking we never gonna get there...and we did! It just took few days longer than I was expecting (16 days). When we touched land I completly forgot what my mind had been through and it was soooooooo worst it!
You are brilliant...You'll make it Zak! From Odile (in MDR, I was there for your departure)

June 19, 2008 at 11:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Adjust; young-man, it is not the end of the journey that counts. It's one-ride, one-time! Here in Colorado; I await, every-day...

June 19, 2008 at 1:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am unclear why zac is sailing into the pacific high instead of scooting down its east side and then west.

June 19, 2008 at 3:10 PM  
Blogger Troylt said...

ZAC
Look to the adventures ahead. I have found it helpful to not dwell on what we are leaving behind, but concentrate on what awaits. It will take a little while to adjust to being on your own, but know this you are not, we are all here with you. Full sheets to the wind (when it comes)good luck & god speed. Troylt

June 19, 2008 at 4:43 PM  
Anonymous Jordan said...

Zac:

Hang in there!! I saw your story on the Today show last week and it inspired me to send you a bit of money to help support your efforts. I work with young adults with disabilities and I always encourage them to do whatever they are capable of accomplishing. I can imagine your discouragement at the lack of wind and the constant rocking. Hang in there! You know there are beautiful winds and skies in the days ahead. We are all following your journey and are praying for you daily. Hang in my friend!

Jordan
St. Petersburg, Florida

June 19, 2008 at 5:28 PM  
Anonymous Jason said...

Hang in there Zac. You cant have good times without the bad. We are all backing you 100%. Especially those of us that has adventure in our hearts but cant live out our dreams for various reasons. So lift your head and think of us. Take care and remember...... and this to shall pass

June 19, 2008 at 6:13 PM  
Anonymous Mike and Jan said...

From New Hampshire, my wife and I are watching your progress. Good luck! We really wish you success.
-Mike and Jan

June 19, 2008 at 6:14 PM  
Blogger wingman said...

I sit in a cube all day with fluorescent lighting...there will never be wind where I sit! Wish I were sitting where you are. Have fun and remember that!

June 19, 2008 at 6:25 PM  
Anonymous Dawnheart (code name) said...

Zac,
Keep goin! I'll be praying for wind, not to mention your safety! Hold fast, you'll get through it! Oh, and btw, I'll get my friends to get over here and keep up with you! lol! XD
Best of luck!
Dawny

June 19, 2008 at 7:17 PM  
Blogger ColSail said...

Hi Zac,

You are inspiration for all. My son and I are reading your daily posts to hear the successes and challenges. If it was easy, you would not be setting a record. We are cheering you on!

The world needs more Zac Sunderland's to define courage and determination.

Best wishes to you.

June 19, 2008 at 8:02 PM  
Blogger Big_Frank said...

Hey Zac

You are an inspiration to us desk-bound folks. Every day on an adventure like yours is precious – enjoy them all. Can you give us a position fix with your posts?

Keep the faith …

Frank

June 19, 2008 at 11:53 PM  
Blogger cruz antony said...

Ahoy Zac,

Hope the winds have filled your sails, because people like us are breathing with prayers for it.
Will follow you till the day you acheive.

With warm regards,

Hubert.

June 20, 2008 at 2:32 AM  
Anonymous Todd F. said...

This is probably a stupid question, but why will you bypass Hawaii? Looking at your route, it would seem natural to stop there being that this is the longest portion of the trip.

June 20, 2008 at 9:34 AM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Hi Zac.
Up here in the Evergreen State.
Wishing you safe travels and good winds. Keep strong and trust your instincts and training. You can do this. Like many have already said, if this was easy more people would have done it. And what's the challenge in that? My Grandfather use to say:"You can't win by a nose, if you don't stick out your neck."
We are going to enjoy your trip right along with you. Safe travels young man.
Our thoughts are prayers are with you.
Stay strong. And God Bless you.

June 20, 2008 at 8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Zak, I'm Sister Krista Mote, a Franciscan Sister from Pennsauken, NJ.
I want you to know that I will be praying for you all the way. I admire your courage and also that of your parents for encouraging you to follow your dream.
I love sailing too, but just in the protected back bays along the Jersey Coast. God bless you.

July 22, 2008 at 9:06 AM  

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