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Naked in the North Pacific!

653nm to go and we’ve just completed the team Switzerland goes (nearly) naked for Mercy Ships photo shoot. We hope to raise money for a further two operations, not much of an ask compared to taking your clothes off in the North Pacific Ocean. I took the lead and others shyly and not so shyly followed suit. Thankfully the position of a strategically placed winch covers a multitude of sins – namely still having Continue reading



Here I am on day 13 at sea, not even mid Pacific yet.

I was reflecting yesterday on life, the world, the universe, general “stuff” and as usual sentimentality got the better of me.  My role on the foredeck took me back to my childhood days of adventure and mischief with my cousins. In particular ‘big cuz’ John.

We would find the biggest trees to climb, the dirtiest mud piles to jump into Continue reading


Continuing with the weather theme, a typical English topic of conversation.  But really, every minute north it really does seem to get colder with night watches only just bearable. Even below deck we are all sleeping in our base layers and socks as it’s just too much for bare flesh to take.

Along with the cold we are racking on at a pace with average speeds of Continue reading