Category Archives: Odd Godfrey

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

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

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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

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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

A Life Filled With Small Mercies, By Katherine Hepburn — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

Back aboard Sonrisa, I wrap myself around Andrew’s feet, curl my tail around Sonrisa’s mast and intermittently growl at Leslie when I feel the grouchies coming on. They say I’m a “good Kitty” and I think I am. I just had a moment, that is all. I’m glad they didn’t’ leave me out there in the jun

Source: A Life Filled With Small Mercies, By Katherine Hepburn — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

Winds of Change are Blowing! — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

We have been some busy-bodies for the last three weeks. We were feeling a real crunch trying to get everything ready before we cast off across the Indian Ocean this year. Watermaker repairs, new life raft, provisioning, these are just a few of the items we had to get taken care of last minute to b

Source: Winds of Change are Blowing! — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

An Object in Motion, By Sonrisa — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

“An object in motion stays in motion, while an object at rest stays at rest.” Sir Issaac Newton. First thing’s first. Let’s set the stage – get you caught up. We are casting off soon! I couldn’t be more excited. I have been rooted on land for the last two+ months while Andrew and Leslie gal

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Going Quiet, By Sonrisa — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

“My wife and I, right before we go on passage, we seem to get quiet.” I’m thinking back now, all the way to February 27 of 2016, the day before we cast off on the first leg of this circumnavigation. Andrew and Leslie threw a cast off party in San Diego, and surprisingly about fifty of their f

Source: Going Quiet, By Sonrisa — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

#Home: It’s Where the Heart Is. — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World

Circa 2004, I was sitting in an interview for the job that would eventually move me from Utah to Las Vegas. The interviewer asked me “why would you want to move and make your career in Las Vegas rather than near your family in Utah?” I thought for a moment, and gave him the truest answer my baby

Source: #Home: It’s Where the Heart Is. — OddGodfrey: The Oddly Compelling Story of a Sailing Circumnavigation of the World