Friday, January 22, 2010

Abby's Departure

My little sister Abby is heading out to sea tomorrow.

If you would like to come and see her off, here are the particulars:

WHERE: Del Rey Yacht Club
13900 Palawan Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292-6294

WHEN: Saturday, Jaunary 23, 2010
9:30 Press Conference and Q & A
11:30 Departure

For more info check out Abby's web site and blog at

News from Land

A new year and very different than last year. This time last year when I was rounding the Cape of Good Hope south of Africa. These days there has been a lot of work going on on Abby’s boat and almost all the time I can spare I'm down there. I've also been doing a minor refit on Intrepid mostly resealing and sanding. We replaced another bulkhead and have had to rewire some stuff that we didn’t have time to do before I left.

My senior year in highschool is also going well. I've got US History, Health, Government and Economics this year then I graduate. The DVD has been a really complicated process but its finally coming together and should be out in about a month.

As far as adventures go I'm aiming to climb Everest next season but right now I'm setting up a dirt biking trip down thru south America to Ushuaia the southernmost city in the world by way of the Darién Gap. I have also been doing a lot of research on the Northwest Passage - the ice pass above Canada and Alaska.

I've been speaking here and there which has been great. Sometimes I speak to yacht clubs like at the end of this month I will be heading out to Detroit to the Bay View Yacht Club to talk about my trip. Next month is the Adventures in Travel Expo in Los Angeles and the Brentwood Academy in Tennessee.