Category Archives: Odd Godfrey

Reposts from friends sailing around the world in a 30-foot boat.

Hurry Up Or Wait — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

May 12, 2020. 60 days down, 30 remaining on our Maldivian Tourist Visa. It’s been a couple weeks since the Radio Transmission to Scare the Ink Out of Me, and our anchor is still nestled in the Maldivian sand. For a brief moment, we thought we might be turning back. After all the worried contac

Source: Hurry Up Or Wait — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

Obtaining Survival Food Rations in the Era Of Covid 19, By Katherine “Kitty” Hepburn, The Sea Lion — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

Twilight is here, changing the night shadows that dance through the open hatches into grey-purple. There are no stars to fade away this morning, the thick blanket that howls and sometimes spits at me has been laid atop our sky, blocking me from communing with Orien. I gave up trying a couple hours

Source: Obtaining Survival Food Rations in the Era Of Covid 19, By Katherine “Kitty” Hepburn, The Sea Lion — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

Hurry Up Or Wait — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

May 12, 2020. 60 days down, 30 remaining on our Maldivian Tourist Visa. It’s been a couple weeks since the Radio Transmission to Scare the Ink Out of Me, and our anchor is still nestled in the Maldivian sand. For a brief moment, we thought we might be turning back. After all the worried contac

Source: Hurry Up Or Wait — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

Healing Vibes of Mountains and Medicines of Ella, Sri Lanka — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

There are many things to do and see in the area of Ella, but we only had two days slated for this portion of our trip. “What should we prioritize?” I ask Andrew as I dab a tea bag into a mug. “Legend has it, the Sri Lankan Highlands not Africa is the place humanity began. There is a Hindu cave

Source: Healing Vibes of Mountains and Medicines of Ella, Sri Lanka — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

The Most Scenic Railroad in the World — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

We had read that Sri Lanka boast the “Most Scenic Railroad in the World.” Much to our taxi driver’s chagrin, we couldn’t miss out on that experience. So, after a breakfast involving a carefully presented three course meal on china custom printed with the hotel’s logo at the Noratake factory down t

Source: The Most Scenic Railroad in the World — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

It’s a Small Town — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

“Where are you going?”  The man peeking his head out from under the black, nagahide tuk-tuk roof already knows where I’m going.  I’m sure his wife told him to come fetch me just this morning.  The problem is, you see, I’m already claimed.  “OOooooh,” I say, kn

Source: It’s a Small Town — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

Recalibrate and Wait — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

It’s been ten days since our last post. Mostly, this is because I don’t know what to say. With the Covid19 problem spreading across the world, things are both frozen in time and also changing for us in our little anchorage several times a day. At first, Andrew and I were both monitoring the VHF

Source: Recalibrate and Wait — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

Escape Pod — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

We’ve been in the Maldives for a week now.   In many ways, it has been a pleasure.  The water is crystal clear and turquoise blue over the patch of white sand in which our anchor rests.  The local people have been safety conscious, but also generous – making sure

Source: Escape Pod — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

Ooooh….Baracouda! By Katherine Hepburn — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

Leslie told me it would happen. “Give it a few days, Little Cat, and you’ll get used to this.” “A few days?” I think, and suddenly I fear this will be our lives forever. “Three days, Kitty, just give it three days and you will be happy again.” Leslie over promised and under deli

Source: Ooooh….Baracouda! By Katherine Hepburn — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World